Manchester United Football Club have added Victor Lindelof to the defensive line this summer, with Jose Mourinho clearly quite keen to bolster that particular area of the field. However, alongside incoming stars will be players leaving.
According to Guardian journalist Ed Aarons, forgotten man Guillermo Varela is being targeted for a move by recently relegated Sunderland.
Sunderland interested in signing Guillermo Varela from Manchester United. Uruguayan has one year of #mufc contract remaining
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) June 25, 2017
Varela, now 24, had a good run in the side under Louis van Gaal around eighteen months ago now, and it looked as though the Uruguayan had made his big breakthrough at Old Trafford. However, after a couple of big mistakes, the right-back hasn’t really been seen in and around the first-team since.
With just one-year left on his contract, a move away is almost certainly in his best interests as there is no way he’ll be displacing Antonio Valencia anytime soon.
Sadly, it just never looked like it was going to work out for him here. It’s a shame because he clearly has plenty of talent, and regular football in the Championship will do him the world of good.
In terms of a transfer fee, I wouldn’t expect it to be too high. This is probably United’s last chance to get any sort of money for him, because next summer, he’d be allowed to walk away for nothing.