Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is set to be offered a new contract imminently after impressing Old Trafford bosses.
The young Uruguayan moved to Manchester in 2020 as an 18-year-old from Penerol, then managed by former Red Devils striker Diego Forlan.
Facundo Pellistri set to be offered new Red Devils contract
Now 21, Pellistri has been given more and more first-team opportunities this calendar year and came on as a second-half substitute as United looked to get back into the game against Tottenham Hotspur last month.
Predominantly a right-winger, Pellistri is under contract until June 2025 and talks over a new long-term deal are set to advance soon according to Fabrizio Romano.
Understand Manchester United now consider Facundo Pellistri's new deal one of the priorities as talks already took place in April and during the summer 🔴🇺🇾
Pellistri, under contract until June 2025; talks over new long term deal are set to advance soon. pic.twitter.com/HE9VguwoUZ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 12, 2023
With Mason Greenwood being shipped out on a season-long loan to La Liga outfit Getafe, and the immediate futures of fellow wingers Antony and Jadon Sancho unclear, Pellistri’s importance to Erik Ten Hag’s men seems to have increased significantly since the beginning of the season.