Agreement reached: Three-year deal finalised for defender’s transfer

Manchester United look set to part ways with Guillermo Varela following his failure to establish himself as a regular. The 24-year-old joined the Red Devils from Uruguayan club Penarol in the summer of 2013, and hence became the first signing under former boss David Moyes.

Varela spent his initial spell with the United reserves before he loaned out to Real Madrid Castilla for the 2014/15 campaign where he bagged 33 appearances in total. Varela returned to the United setup under the tutelage of Louis van Gaal in the season after, but he managed just 11 appearances – including a full Champions League debut in the 3-2 defeat to Wolfsburg.

The Uruguayan managed just a sole pre-season game versus Wigan last year before he was loaned out to Eintracht Frankfurt, but his time in Germany was marred by an ankle injury which forced him to miss up to eight months of first-team action. Eventually, it would only turn worse for Varela after he was suspended by the Bundesliga club for getting a tattoo against their instructions, which later inflamed.

According to The Manchester Evening News, Varela’s time at Old Trafford will now come to an end with former club Penarol set to re-sign him. The Uruguayan is due ink a three-year deal with his boyhood club thus ending his unsuccessful career in English football.

“Guillermo decided to play in Penarol for personal tranquility,” a source close to the full-back said. “The player decided it after how badly he was treated in Frankfurt. His experience in Europe was not good. In 2017/18, Guillermo would have been making only £4,000 per week.”

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