Manchester United have officially announced the signing of Facundo Pellistri from Club Atletico Penarol.
Pellistri joined Man United on a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year.
Man United disclosed this in a statement via its official website on Monday night.
The statement read: “Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of Facundo Pellistri from Club Atletico Penarol on a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year.
“The 18-year-old has already featured 37 times for the Uruguayan Primera Division club’s first team.”
Reacting, Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 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.
“Facundo has the perfect platform at Manchester United to develop, and he has all of the technical qualities and the right mentality required to become a top player here. We are all looking forward to working with him to fulfil his potential over the coming years.”