Manchester United are planning to loan out Alvaro Fernandez this summer
According to Manchester Evening News, promising youngster, Alvaro Fernandez could be looking to join Preston North End as Manchester United are planning to send him on loan this summer. The 19-year-old performed admirably well in his last season where he was also named the club’s U23s player for the year.
The former Real Madrid starlet joined the Red side of Manchester in the year 2020 after impressing the board with his neat progress. The young star was also named on the bench four times under Ralf Rangnick as he was close to making a debut. The Spaniard was not included in Ten Hag’s preseason squad as it was claimed that the player is set to join the Championship club.
Alvaro Fernandez’s versatility is a boon to any club that would sign him and Preston North End would be the ideal place for the youngster to continue his development. The left-back was pictured in Deepdale as rumours surfaced regarding his loan move.
Preston manager Ryan Lowe spoke about the club’s plan to hire two players on loan and it seems that Alvaro Fernandez would be one of those players on the list. While speaking to the Lancashire Post, the manager said:
“I spoke to two players, we have got proposals out and we’re ready to go when they are. I wish it could be quicker but unfortunately, it is out of our hands. We have made the contact and are just waiting on them now.”
Along with Alvaro Fernandez, Shola Shoretire also looks set to leave the club on loan after being excluded from the preseason games. Centre-backs Teden Mengi and Di’Shon Bernard too didn’t join the rest of their teammates and would leave this summer.
As for Preston North End, the 18-year-old would suit their style of play as the manager prefers to play with a back-three and a high-line wing attack. However, without a regular left-back, Ryan Lowe was forced to play midfielders in that spot last season.
But, Fernandez’s arrival would give him have options even if the youngster has to compete with the experienced duo of Greg Cunningham and Robbie Brady. The Spaniard’s attacking movements and an eye for a goal have been his strengths as he has been brave while running upfront and contributing to the attack.
His progress would get a boost under Ryan Lowe at Preston North End as Manchester United would aim to have him stronger when he returns to the club next summer. There is much to be learned from garnering regular playtime.
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The loan move would mark another successful attempt by Manchester United in letting their promising stars develop in the best possible environment.