Report: Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela wanted in Italy

The Uruguayan defender spent last season on loan at Real Madrid.

It is looking increasingly likely that Manchester United might finally be letting the first ever signing of the failed David Moyes era go. The first player to arrive at Old Trafford after Moyes took over from legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson was young Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Varela.

He arrived from Penarol in 2013 but is still waiting on a first appearance for The Red Devils, after spending last season on loan at Real Madrid’s Castilla.

The Uruguayan Under-20 international, who according to Sky Sports cost United around €2.8 million, is being strongly linked with a move to Italy.

Tutto Mercato Web are reporting that the club, who finished 15th in Serie A last season, are hoping to bring in the player this summer.

It would be the second such young right-back to leave United in recent weeks, after Swiss youngster Saidy Janko left to join Celtic earlier in the month.

Varela, who played 33 games and even scored for Real’s second string last term, is already 22-years-old and with the likes of Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian ahead of him in the pecking order a new scene might just be perfect for him.

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