Watford ‘hope to land Man Utd star Facundo Pellistri on loan transfer until end of season’ to help promotion push

PELL SPELL MANCHESTER UNITED winger Facundo Pellistri is reportedly being targeted by Championship side Watford.

The Hornets are currently fourth in England’s second division as they aim to get themselves back into the Premier League.
Watford are reportedly keen on taking Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri on loan
The Uruguayan has been a fringe player at Old Trafford and only made his debut at the club against Charlton in the Carabao Cup last night.

Pellestri made his first appearance as a 84th-minute substitute and made a quick impact as he assisted Marcus Rashford for his second goal in the 3-0 win.

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The appearance was a long-awaited one for the 21-year-old as he has been at the club for two-and-a-half years following his 2020 move from Uruguayan side Penarol.

During his time at United, he has been on loan twice, and could now be set for another spell away.

Watford are hoping to sign the prospect on loan in order to boost their promotion hopes, according to The Telegraph.

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However, the Hornet will face competition from other English clubs as well as teams from abroad for his signature.

LaLiga side Valencia are believed to be one of the clubs interested, but want an option to buy him at the end of a loan deal, according to Sport Witness.

Manager Slaven Bilic needs more depth in his side following a spate of injuries, including one to star attacker Joao Pedro.

The initial report has suggested that Pellestri’s agent has come to England to sort his future out before the end of the January transfer window.

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United boss Erik ten Hag has been impressed with the player and judging by his words, it would be surprising to see him let Pellestri leave on a permanent deal.

He said: “I see a future in him and he is doing really well and we have to see what is the best.

“He’s come on and had an effect so that’s the next step. I say well done, better, and keep going.”