Edinson Cavani has revealed he discussed a possible return to South America this summer before committing his short-term future to Manchester United.
The Uruguayan had an immediate impact at Old Trafford this season, scoring 17 goals after signing on a free transfer towards the end of the transfer window in October.
Cavani ended the campaign in red-hot form, with 10 goals in his final 11 games of the season, including a stunning 45-yard lob against Fulham on the day 10,000 fans returned to Old Trafford.
But for a while it looked like the 34-year-old, who had signed an initial one-year deal after being released by Paris Saint-Germain, had his heart set on a return to South America after struggling with winter in lockdown in the North West.
Cavani's camp held talks with Argentine giants Boca Juniors about a deal, but he eventually extended his stay at United for another season and he revealed the quality of the team convinced him to give it one more year with the club.
"I decided to play there for one more year. I think there's a good team which is one reason to stay," said Cavani, who was speaking ahead of Uruguay's Copa America match against Argentina on Friday night.
Cavani did reveal that there had been discussions with clubs in South America over a return and he said he still expected to return to the continent at some point to finish his career there.
"There were negotiations. My brother (and agent) had some chats ... things that happen in football, they're normal," he said.
"There's nothing certain, but I think at some point I'll come back to South America, I'll play here."
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The striker is Uruguay's second-highest goalscorer after Luis Suarez, but he believes this Copa America in Brazil and the World Cup next year will be his final involvement on the international stage.
"Honestly, that's what I'm thinking," he said. "I believe every human being's life is based on objectives, on desires you want to achieve, on arriving at certain goals.
"From a football perspective my aim at the national team level, and in general, is to go to the World Cup in Qatar and from there to step aside and dedicate myself to my family, my people, my things.
"I think this is the last dance."