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Facundo Pellistri's agent says the Man United winger will join a LaLiga club on loan this month

Published on: 22 January 2021

Facundo Pellistri's agent has confirmed the Manchester United winger is set to join a LaLiga club on loan for the rest of the season.

United signed Pellistri for £10million from Uruguayan club Penarol in the summer transfer window. The 19-year-old has trained with the first-team but is yet to make his senior debut.

His agent, Edgardo Lasalvia, told fichajes.com that the youngster will be heading to Spain before the end of the window.

He said: 'We are working on that (a transfer), surely Spain is the destination.'

The winger tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month but has now fully recovered.

United have high hopes for Pellistri after he was recommended by the club's former player Diego Forlan and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promoted him to first-team training at the end of last year.

Pellistri has made eight appearance for the U23 side since completing his move but credited fellow Uruguayan Edinson Cavani for helping him settle in at Old Trafford.

It's been amazing to train with guys like [Marcus] Rashford, [Paul] Pogba, [Juan] Mata and Edi, who is very close friends with me,' Pellistri told Man United's official website.

'It's amazing for me because I watched them on TV and now I am practising with them. The intensity, the high quality they have, it's great for me to play with them and I improve a lot.

'All the time I speak with Edi and he is a very nice person. He is always trying to be around me, giving me advice and everything that I need. He is there to help me and that is very important for me. I am very happy with that.

'I know he is one of the best players in the world and one of the all-time best players from Uruguay, but he is also a very nice person.'

Source: m.allfootballapp.com

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