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Former captain Antonio Valencia urges Man United to sign 22-year-old La Liga starlet

Antonio Valencia wants former club Manchester United to complete a transfer of a fellow Ecuadorian star Pervis Estupinan.

Estupinan has been tentatively linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months, with scouts said to have been sent to watch the 22-year-old.

His parent club is Watford but Estupinan is currently midway through a two-year loan spell at La Liga strugglers Osasuna.

The youngster has caught the eye with a series of impressive performances this term. He has been a mainstay in Osasuna’s side, making 26 league appearances.

While a move to United appears remote, Valencia, who is now playing for Ecuadorian side L.D.U. Quito, has expressed his desire for the transfer to take place.

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“From here, I send all the positive energies to Estupiñán. Hopefully, it will happen,” Valencia said when asked about the rumours on Instagram, as quoted by the Metro.

The full-back promptly responded:  “I’m proud to receive the blessings of a reference like you.”

Estupinan may well be being monitored by United scouts, but he is certainly not a player that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be prioritising as he looks to accelerate his squad rebuild this summer.

The Norwegian is blessed with good options in the left-back position due to the emergence of Brandon Williams this term providing important competition for Luke Shaw.

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