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Facundo Pellistri high on FC Twente’s transfer shortlist

Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is high on FC Twente’s transfer shortlist after recommendation from manager Erik ten Hag, according to Twente Insite.

The Uruguay international made his breakthrough with the United first-team last season, but he managed only 214 minutes across 10 appearances.

Ten Hag has opened the door to send him on a season-long loan. It is reported that he has personally offered the 21-year-old to Twente.

The manager approached technical director Arnold Bruggink to confirm that Pellistri is available, but the final decision depends on the player.

Aside from Twente, Pellistri also has loan proposals from the likes of Bologna, Real Betis and Gremio. He has yet to decide which club to join.

Pellistri should benefit from another loan stint

Pellistri signed for United from Penarol in the summer of 2020. He had an 18-month loan stint with Alaves, but struggled to make a meaningful impact.

However, he has shown glimpses of his potential over the past year. Pellistri is now a full international with Uruguay and has been a regular starter.

He assisted Marcus Rashford’s first goal during his six-minute debut for United against Charlton in the Carabao Cup quarter-final in January.

With the vast competition for places, Pellistri may not get guaranteed game time with the club. A loan spell in the Eredivisie would be ideal for him.

Ten Hag has a good relationship with several Dutch teams including Twente where he was previously an assistant manager and also played for them.

Ultimately, Pellistri will make the final choice, but Ten Hag would want him to join a top flight European club where he has an assured starting spot.

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