Facundo Pellistri joins Alaves on loan
Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri has joined Spanish club Alaves on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 19-year-old signed for the club in the summer of 2020 and has made a series of impressive appearances for our Under-23s side over the last few months.
He will now head to La Liga in a bid to gain regular first-team experience and make the next few steps in his development.
Pellistri has a five-year contract with United, with the option to extend for a further year, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he believes the youngster has a bright future.
Upon his signing, the Norwegian said:
“Our scouts have followed Facundo for a long time and we believe that he will be a real talent for the long term.
“Whilst we understand it will take time for him to adapt to the English game, he is capable of having an impact with his pace and ability to beat his opponent.”
We wish Facundo all the best for his spell with Alaves in Spain, and look forward to following his progress.