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Penarol chief reveals Manchester United rejected Facundo Pellistri transfer clause – Manchester Evening News

Manchester United rejected Penarol’s request to immediately take Facundo Pellistri back on loan until January.

Pellistri joined United on transfer deadline day signing a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year, after the club accelerated plans to sign the South American winger late in the window.

United had extensively scouted the 18-year-old for a number of years and pressed ahead with a move for him when it became clear they would not be signing priority target Jadon Sancho.

As part of the deal Penarol asked if they could keep their star winger for another three months, however the request was swiftly rejected by United as they intend to use him in the first-team immediately.

MEN Sport reported earlier in the week of United’s plans for the Uruguayan teenager and now Penarol vice-president Rodolfo Cantino has revealed how their loan request was rejected.

“Of course we asked for it,” he told Referí.  “We tried in every way but they argued that they wanted the player now. It’s normal, when an European club buy a player, they travel immediately.”

Speaking to the same outlet Penarol secretary Evaristo Gonzalez reiterated United’s plans for the young winger.

“Pellistri goes straight to the first team,” he said. “Going to play. In the negotiation they asked me if I could guarantee them if he was in the bubble because they need him. Then it will be a matter of the manager if he uses him”.

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