Uruguayan left-back Guillermo Varela is reportedly keen on a return to his former club.
Depending on how you look at it, Guillermo Varela was either the final signing of Sir Alex Ferguson or the first of David Moyes. But in a way, he was neither.
Although the wheels had been oiled during the previous Manchester United manager’s tenure, the Uruguayan left-back arrived with Ferguson gone and Moyes still getting comfortable.
And now it appears Varela himself is not comfortable with his current situation, at least if reports from Uruguayan website Ovacion are to be believed.
The site claims the player has contacted representatives of both United and his former club Penarol in an attempt to arrange a loan move for the second half of the season.
Having reportedly returned to his homeland for personal matters, it is now being claimed he intends to stay, at least for now.
The report continues that Penarol officials would have no issue with the deal, leaving it in the hands of Moyes.
Varela was touted by those au fait with Uruguayan football as a future United star when he first arrived. But with no first-team action to date, fans of the champions may have seen the last of him – even in the under-21s – for a while.
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