Juventus, Man City and Chelsea have entered the battle to sign Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri. This comes less than a week after the Red Devils were keeping close tabs on the Penarol teenager, who is emerging as a top talent in his homeland. The Norwegian manager wants to bolster the front-line during the summer transfer window.
Man United have already got the inside track on the already English-speaking wide man, however, Blues are said to have displayed ‘concrete’ interest now. Chelsea are keen on landing Facundo this summer, with the report also hinting that Atletico and Real Madrid are eyeing the attacker.
Pellistri’s release clause stands at only £10m, with a contract only running until 2022, it’s not surprising to see the several top clubs circling. As well as already being an English speaker, Pellistri holds a Spanish passport, meaning that English sides would have no trouble securing a work permit for the South American.
The Uruguayan has already racked up 25 first-team games for Penarol after breaking into the side last campaign, the winger has contributed one goal and three assists in these games. Penarol sit second and in a fine position to contend for the title once Uruguay’s top-flight resumes after suspension due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Andy Mitten described the talent as ‘two-footed’, ‘extremely quick’ and someone who likes to take on defenders, this would make him a fine fit for counter-attacking sides like the Red Devils and Blues. Man United signed Bruno Fernandes from Sporting and Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua during the winter transfer window.