Argentine club Boca Juniors announced on Saturday that Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has left La Liga club Valencia after his contract had ended. 

The 36-year-old reportedly signed an 18-month contract, with local media reporting that Boca requested additional time from the Argentine authorities to register the attackers for the Copa Libertadores round of 16.

Cavani began his career at Uruguay's Danubio before moving to Europe in 2007 to join Palermo. After four seasons, he transferred to Napoli, where he played 138 games, made 104 goals, and won the Coppa Italia.

He joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 and played there for seven years, becoming the club's all-time leading scorer. Kylian Mbappe, a French forwards, overtook him last season by tallying 212 goals in all competitions.

Edinson Cavani played an important role winning the Copa America title for Uruguay 

Cavani joined Manchester United in 2020 and two years later transferred for free to Valencia. Earlier on Saturday, the Spanish club decided to mutually terminate the striker's contract, which was set to end next year.

With 136 appearances and 58 goals for Uruguay, Cavani has overtaken Luis Suarez as the country's second-leading scorer. He was instrumental in his country winning the Copa America in 2011.