Manchester United are looking to secure the future of Facundo Pellistri and have scheduled a meeting with the young winger’s representatives, according to reports.
Pellistri made his first-team debut for the club earlier this calendar year, over two years since he joined the club in 2020 from Penarol.
Pellistri spent two seasons out on loan at Spanish outfit Alaves but was left frustrated by the lack of minutes and his first season back at United looked to be going in the same direction.
That changed when football was resumed following a month-long break to accommodate last winter’s World Cup, however, with Pellistri’s first-team status growing increasingly.
Now, it is being reported that the club is keen on tying Pellistri down to a new deal. That’s according to reporter Cesar Luis Merlo, who says that Pellistri’s agent will meet with Old Trafford officials next week.
As per the report, United have already told Pellistri that they are keen on improving his current contract, which has two years remaining on it.
It’s claimed that in the meeting between Pellistri’s agent and United, focus will largely be on the 21-year-old’s salary as well as the length of his new contract.
Pellistri has had a number of impressive cameos in the last couple of months and undeniably, there is a quality player there if United can nurture and develop him.
There are, however, other players also vying for a place in the side and it’s highly unlikely that Pellistri will be able to claim a starting place anytime soon.
Another loan move may be optimal for Pellistri but it’s absolutely paramount that he joins a team where he is given the chance to showcase his talent and not spend another year on the sidelines.
Pellistri needs a good run of games to prove to EtH that he can be Uniteds right winger. Antony has scored a handful of goals this year, but does not do enough; he needs to take on defenders and get to the by line
While I agree that Pellistri deserves a run of games, even as a substitute, I think you are being harsh on Antony. First season in the Premier League + can’t blame him for the price United paid last summer!