Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has said Edinson Cavani is keen to join him at Boca Juniors.
Last month, Cavani’s father Luis revealed that the Uruguayan striker is increasingly likely to leave United to join Boca this summer.
The 34-year-old is reportedly unstable at Old Trafford and “leans towards” Boca with a “60%” chance of him returning to South America when his one-year contract with United ends in June.
Argentina defender Rojo, who originally signed for United in 2014, joined Boca Juniors for an undisclosed amount in February after a loan spell with Estudiantes in 2020.
He said the former Cavani teammate had asked about life at the club.
Rojo said ESPN Argentina: “Yeah, I’ve talked to him, I talk to him a lot. We haven’t been together in Manchester for a long time, only four or five months, but he’s a great person, and hopefully a second connection.
“When I came here he always asked me if I was good, how I was, because we didn’t see each other during the last period in England.
“It is important that great players like Cavani, who is a historic player for Uruguay and who has played for many important clubs, want to come and play for Boca.
“I think that speaks very well for the club and for Argentine football.”
Luis Cavani had said his son was excited about the potential transfer and that they both knew “what Boca supporters are”.
Rojo has revealed his talks with Cavani over the striker’s ‘love’ for the club.
“Yes, we talked about it,” he said.
“When I told him that there was a chance to come here to Argentina to play for Boca, he also told me about his situation, with whom he spoke. [manager Juan] Roman [Riquelme] a few times and he really liked the option and he would be interested in the future.
“I’m no one to say whether he’ll come or not, it’s up to him. He has to make that decision with his family.”