Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri’s departure from the club is ‘imminent’.
This is according to the Uruguayan’s agent, Edgardo Lasalvia, who told ESPN that there is a likely scenario in which his client could leave Old Trafford.
Pellistri is represented by Team TMA under the orders of Lasalvia, who in an interview pressed on the future of the attacker.
Lasalvia said: “I think that with a good World Cup, as we think it will have, his departure [from United] it is imminent.”
While this news is shocking, it comes as no surprise to United fans. Pellistri has only appeared for the first time since he arrived from Peñarol in October 2020 when Ole Gunnar Solksjaer was the manager.
The 20-year-old has yet to play a match with Erik ten Hag and has been limited to a few appearances on the bench.
His only appearance this campaign for the Red Devils was for the Under-23s against Barrow in the EFL Trophy.
It is true that Pellistri suffered an injury just before the start of the season, which prevented him from going out on loan, which was the original plan.
In the time he has been in England, Pellistri has been mostly on loan, with Alavés. For Alavés, the Uruguayan international played 33 games in La Liga, but it was not as impressive. He failed to score or assist even once.
Every time he has appeared for his national team, Pellistri has been fantastic, leading to United fans clamoring for him to be given a more prominent role in the team.
Pellistri himself declared his desire to play more for United a month ago. He told ESPN: “I’m happy to play again, and now Manchester will have an important series of games, so I hope to get minutes at the club as well.”
“Erik ten Hag is a good coach, with a very clear idea; I really want to start participating in the team.”
However, according to his agent, it now appears the curtain may be drawing to a close on the promising youngster’s career with the 20-time English champions.
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