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Man United on brink of landing Uruguayan wonder-kid Facundo Pellistri

Manchester United are reportedly ‘on the verge’ of signing highly-rated Facundo Pellistri from club side CA Penarol who were previously managed by former United striker Diego Forlan from 2015 to 2016.

Pellistri, 18, is a highly-rated right-sided attacker currently plying his trade in Uruguay’s top-flight for club CA Penarol.

The young attacker who is widely regarded as a seriously talented prospect has featured in 37 matches in all competitions for CA Penarol and has so far been directly involved in six goals.

According to a recent report from leading journalist Fabrizio Romano, CA Penarol’s youngster could be set to make a dream switch to Old Trafford.

Romano reports that the Reds are ‘on the verge’ of completing a deal which would see the 18-year-old team-up with the Reds ahead of next season in a move understood to cost around £9m.

United will be hoping a deal can be struck with Pellistri set to become one of two possible Uruguayans to join United this summer after it recently emerged former Paris-Saint Germain marksman Edinson Cavani was soon to become a United player.

With just over 24 hours left in this summer’s transfer window it really could be an exciting time for United fans.

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