Cristiano Ronaldo will don the iconic number 7 jersey at Manchester United once again, after making a sensational return to old Trafford.
Following Daniel James’ departure to Leeds United, Cavani would now be able to take James’ number 21, leaving Ronaldo with his favourite number 7 again.
The swap does need to be approved by the Premier League, as squad numbers for the campaign have already been submitted.
There have been cases of players swapping numbers before the summer transfer window shuts.
Recall that in the 2012/2013 season, Tottenham’s Rafael Van der Vaart returned to Hamburg after two seasons at White Hart Lane. This saw the Dutchman vacate the number 10 shirt for striker Emmanuel Adebayor.