Facundo Pellistri was one of the additions that went under the radar for Man United in the summer, but he’s looked bright and fantastic when he’s played for the U23s this year.
The 19-year-old forward always looked like the type of signing who might get the occasional opportunity from the bench, but it’s possible that Amad Diallo will take that role for the second half of the campaign.
It means that it would make sense to send Facundo out on loan to get some experience at a first-team level, and it now looks like he’s set to move to Spain on loan.
The actual source hasn’t been confirmed yet, but report have indicated that he’s set to join Valencia on loan, although it’s possible that their city rivals Levante could be the destination.
It should be ideal opportunity for him to continue his development as he’s had a few months of being clattered in the U23s to help him adapt to English football, but that will only help him so much.
Both Valencia and Levante are in danger of being sucked into the relegation zone with a couple of bad results so the pressure will be on him to perform, so it will be interesting to see where he actually ends up if this is confirmed.
The Uruguayan winger has made the bench for Red Devils on two occasions, both in the UCL, but has not had the opportunity to debut for the first-team just yet. Instead, the attacker talent has been featuring for the Under-23s side, scoring three goals and adding an assist in seven games this campaign.