Facundo Pellistri is “determined” to leave Manchester United during the upcoming January transfer window.
That’s according to Spanish outlet AS, which claims the Uruguayan is looking for a permanent exit rather than a loan move.
Pellistri has been unhappy with his lack of playing time with Erik ten Hag, having seen Alejandro Garnacho overtake him in the pecking order.
Despite injuries to Antony, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho, the 20-year-old has been unable to break into the squad.
As Fabrizio Romano reported last week, Man United are keen to pursue loan opportunities for the winger.
Manchester United will seek loan opportunities for Facundo Pellistri in January. It is attracting interested from different countries/leagues, open to a possible move in 2023. 🔴🇺🇾 #MUFC
Man Utd spent nearly €10m to sign Pellistri two years ago. pic.twitter.com/CkuCculpWO
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 4, 2022
However, this report suggests that Pellistri sees his long-term future away from Old Trafford and is keen to find a new club.
It is claimed that whatever United’s wishes, the Uruguayan star “doesn’t seem to contemplate” the option of a loan.
Despite not playing a single minute for Ten Hag this season, Pellistri is in line to represent Uruguay during the World Cup.
It seems that the youngster will wait until after the tournament to find a suitable club.
A strong showing in Qatar could increase the terms he can ask for when negotiating with potential clubs.
It could also increase the fee that Manchester United could demand for the former Peñarol winger.
The Red Devils paid around €8.5m to secure his services in 2020 and should easily recoup that fee.