Manchester United's only signing of the summer to date could be heading out on loan.
Manchester United have only made one signing so far this summer, Guillermo Varela. But he could be heading out on loan.
Varela's agent Paolo Betancourt told Radio 9 in Argentina earlier this week: "Varela could go to Boca. He is a player that Boca are following but he is a Manchester United player. In any case, I am working with United so that Guillermo Varela can go to Boca on loan."
And the links are growing. Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici said: "We're seeing if we can get a right back. The Uruguayan Varela signed in England, it is very difficult to come here to Argentina, but we are making efforts."
And now Varela himself has commented on the rumours on radio, as reported in Argentine newspaper Ole!
He admitted he was intrigued by the possibility, but would do what his new Manchester United boss David Moyes recommends.
He said: "In Manchester United I just signed for five years. My idea is to stay here, but I am also interested (in) Boca, is a great ... We'll see what happens. "
A decision is likely to be made only when United return from their pre-season tour and David Moyes once again meets up with the player and sees him in action.
Varela impressed at the under-20 World Cup for Uruguay, where they finished runners-up, but had not even broken through into the first team at former side Penarol in his homeland.
A loan deal is logical, especially with Rafael da Silva having the right-back spot sewn up and 21-year-old Belgian Marnick Vermijl stating his intention to break through this season at Old Trafford.
The question is just whether United would rather keep him at close hand and send him to a side in England, or back to South America.
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