Manchester United are going to make a decision next week on whether or not they want to send Facundo Pellistri out on loan in the January transfer window, confirms Fabrizio Romano. The Uruguayan winger made his long-awaited debut for the club earlier this month but is yet to be used since then.
Manchester United to Make Loan Decision on Facundo Pellistri Soon
Understand Flamengo are no longer a loan option for Facundo Pellistri. Valencia are pushing while there are two Serie A clubs as possibilities on the table. 🔴🇺🇾 #MUFC
Manchester United will decide next week whether they want to send Facundo on loan or not. pic.twitter.com/6RQzpsa8Vx
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 22, 2023
Pellistri Attracting Loan Interest From Multiple Clubs
Romano states that Flamengo are no longer in the race to sign the winger, despite previously showing an interest earlier in this window. For now, Valencia are the club who are pushing to sign Pellistri and help him get more game-time this season.
Moreover, according to Romano, two Serie A clubs are interested in the 21-year-old. The Red Devils seem unconvinced on what to do with Pellistri, who has been on the bench for several Premier League games this season.
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With Anthony Martial getting injured again, Erik ten Hag has been left short of wingers – with new boy Wout Weghorst more of a striker. But once they get a more clear understanding on the availability of players, United will make a final decision on whether to keep the Uruguayan as a squad player or let him leave for a side which will give him regular playing time until the end of the season.
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The 21-year-old winger received his United debut in their 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals earlier this month, which marked almost three years since he joined the club under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2020. He managed to grab an assist for one of Marcus Rashford’s goals in the game and impressed his manager.
Ten Hag has recently claimed that he feels Pellistri has a future at Old Trafford, even though he has only made one appearance under him this season. With the winger earning a reported salary of around £20,000 per week, it’s not really impacting the club’s pockets to keep him on the bench and rarely use him.
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However, United want their younger players to develop and get more game time, which is why they might let him leave on loan and get more action before coming back in the summer.