Manchester United ‘plan to offer’ Facundo Pellistri a new contract
Manchester United ‘plan to offer’ a new contract to Uruguay international Facundo Pellistri, with talks planned between the two parties, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
The Red Devils will hold direct conversations with the 21-year-old’s agent this month. During the discussion, a new long-term deal for the forward will be on the agenda.
Pellistri has finally broken into the senior squad this year. In recent weeks, the youngster has been handed a lot of opportunities. Erik ten Hag and the Old Trafford side’s hierarchy have been impressed by the winger.
The Uruguayan signed for United in the summer of 2020 from Penarol. After a few months in the Red Devils’ youth sides, the 21-year-old joined Deportivo Alaves on loan.
Pellistri spent a season and a half at the La Liga outfit. In Spain, the youngster was afforded regular first-team minutes. However, he failed to have a big enough impact with Los Blanquiazules.
At the start of the current campaign, the forward did not feature in Erik ten Hag’s plans. For the first half of the season, before the 2022 World Cup, the winger did not make a single appearance.
However, the Uruguayan was finally handed his debut for the Old Trafford side in the 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, coming on as a substitute in the final minutes and providing an assist. Subsequently, the 21-year-old also played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 win over Real Betis in the Europa League.
Pellistri has had a positive impact whenever given an opportunity. However, United have an abundance of talent on the wings with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Antony, Jadon Sancho and Alejandro Garnacho.
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Therefore, it seems wise for the Uruguayan to leave on loan to develop further. However, the Red Devils are being shrewd in wanting to extend the 21-year-old’s deal.