Man Utd 'agree transfer for wonderkid Facundo Pellistri' from Uruguayan side Penarol

MANCHESTER UNITED have 'agreed' a deal to beat Chelsea and City to Uruguay wonderkid Facundo Pellistri on a five-year deal.

The Penarol winger, 18, has been linked with Real Madrid, Juventus and Atletico.


But Sport 890's Sebas Giovanelli claims United have won the race for one of South America's hottest young talents, with an offer accepted by his top-flight Uruguayan club.

Penarol are thought to have inserted a £10millon release clause after a string of European giants clubs stepped up their interest in Pellistri.

And it is thought there is only one real stumbling block to completing his switch to Old Trafford.

United reportedly want him to arrive before Monday's transfer deadline whilst Penarol hope to keep him until January.

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One possible solution is United buying him but loaning him back to the five-time Copa Libertadores winners.

Pellistri's youth means he would not yet be the world-class addition Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants for his options out wide in attack.

But recruiting a teenager with such potential might ease United's frustration over the Jadon Sancho transfer saga.

Old Trafford chief Solskjaer faces an uphill battle to recruit the England frontman in the next two days.

Borussia Dortmund still want £100m-plus – and all in one go – but United have so far only been willing to pay £70m up front, then instalments. 

And with progress over a loan move for Barcelona's France winger Ousmane Dembele also faltering, United are now said to be monitoring Sevilla, Argentina star Lucas Ocampos, 26.

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