Manchester United are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Uruguayan teenager Facundo Pellistri on transfer deadline day.
Pellistri, 18, is a winger playing for Penarol, who used to be managed by ex-United striker Diego Forlan.
He is regarded as one of the most exciting young prospects in South America and could be one of two young wingers that United close deals for on deadline day.
As per Fabrizio Romano, Atalanta forward Amad Traore will join the Reds in January in a deal worth around €30m.
His move to Manchester has been delayed by difficulties with a work permit and passport timing.
Amad Traoré will join Manchester United on next January, here we go! Deal agreed right not with Atalanta but the young talent [born in 2002] will arrive on 2021 because of work permit and passport timing.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2020
It’s encouraging that United are sealing transfers for exciting upcoming talent, despite the fact new senior arrivals are urgently needed.
According to Laurie Whitwell’s report in the Athletic, United could sign Pellistri in a deal worth up to €10m.
Pellistri is a dynamic winger who has already proven he is adept on either flank.
While it’s too early to judge his ability, compilation footage shows Pellistri uses his low centre of gravity and strength to beat defenders.
He is a promising talent!
See a brief highlights package of Pellistri below:
— United Galactico 🏴 (@galactico_mufc) October 3, 2020