New Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani signed with the Red Devils as a free agent on Monday, joining the club on an initial one-year contract with the option of a further 12 months.
The Uruguayan is set to earn €11 million (£10m/$13m) per season at Old Trafford, with a potential further €2m in performance-related add-ons and a €4m signing-on bonus.
After spending seven seasons with PSG, the 33-year-old left the French side and had offers from clubs all around the globe, but he nearly left the game behind entirely after a health scare.
“Your family’s health comes first,” Cavani told Argentine radio program Dos de Punta.
“Of course I considered the idea of quitting football. It is true that I managed that option and that possibility to stop playing and stay in the countryside, dedicate myself to my life in the countryside.
“We have suffered through the coronavirus with my family and with my girlfriend.
”’The truth is that it was bad because of the fear that it awakens.
”Thank God we recovered well and evolved well and here we are.”