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Facundo Pellistri set to leave on loan

Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri could seal a loan move before the transfer window slams shut next week. The 19-year-old joined the Red Devils in the summer for 10 million euros from Uruguayan club Penarol. Pellistri has made 8 appearances for the United U-23s since his move to Manchester and has registered 3 goals and 1 assist.

In his latest press conference, club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer acknowledged the possibility that the Uruguayan teenager could go out on loan. “There have been talks and quite a few clubs interested in Facundo to go out on loan and that’s maybe something we’ll let him do now he’s had a few games in the reserves and we want him to have regular football at a high level,” the United boss said.

According to Goal, Club Brugge are the front runners to secure his services for the rest of the season, amidst interest from Spanish club Alaves.

Earlier this window, Pellistri’s agent, Edgardo Lasalvia, had confirmed that his client will be moving to Spanish top-flight for the rest of the reason. While speaking to, he said: “We are working on that (a transfer), surely Spain is the destination.”

Senior player Jesse Lingard is also on the verge of leaving Old Trafford on loan. Solskjaer hinted that there is interest from clubs for the 28-year-old. “He is still part of the club, part of the squad and no deal has been struck for any players yet going out. There have been many clubs interested in our players so let’s see what happens. It’s important to take our wishes and our plans into consideration,” Solskjaer said.

The Red Devils currently sit atop the premier league table and they will take on Sheffield United at home in their next game.

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