Yesterday’s match against Athletic Club proved something that many Man Utd fans already knew – Facundo Pellistri is a star for the future.
His man of the match performance yesterday was rewarded by a late equaliser as Pellistri reminded fans what he’s capable of.
With that performance in mind, many fans have been asking for Pellistri to get more game time. And it seems that will be the case – just not at United.
As per Fabrizio Romano, it seems that Dutch side FC Twente, famous for being current United manager Erik Ten Hag’s club that he spent the majority of his playing career at, are pushing to sign Pellistri on loan until the end of the season.
The move may be contingent on the Uruguayan signing a new contract first, with progress being made on that by the club.
Once a new deal has been signing, Pellistri will be allowed to leave the club on loan.
If Pellistri were to make the move to FC Twente, he would be the second United player to swap the English Premier League with the Eredivisie. Zidane Iqbal moved from Old Trafford to fellow Dutch side FC Utrecht this summer in a deal worth just under £1m.
Understand Manchester United are making progress in talks to extend Facundo Pellistri's contract. New long term deal, priority before letting him leave on loan 🇺🇾
🔴🇳🇱 Twente are pushing to have Pellistri on loan until June 2024. Man United will decide soon. pic.twitter.com/YGLMZKbeBs
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2023