Man Utd set asking price for transfer flop after Erik ten Hag ultimatum
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 06
Erik ten Hag is willing to let Facundo Pellistri leave Manchester United permanently (Picture: Getty)

are ready to cut their losses and sell permanently after the winger failed to respond to ’s ultimatum.

The 22-year-old joined Untied four years ago from Penarol in a £9million deal but had to bide his time before being given a chance to impress at Old Trafford.

Pellistri was loaned out twice to side Alaves to gain first team experience before being promoted to Ten Hag’s first team squad this season.

The Uruguay international has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season, mainly as a substitute, benefiting from the continued exile of Jadon Sancho as well as the poor form of Antony.

Pellistri has struggled to grasp the opportunities he has been afforded, however, and was recently challenged by Ten Hag to make the step-up from being a bit-part player to being a permanent fixture in the starting XI.

Facundo Pellistri has made 13 appearances for Manchester United this season (Picture: Gety)

‘For Pelli he has to make a step from a bench player, often having a very good impact, to a starting XI player,’ said the United manager last month.

‘We will see how quick that process will go.’

According to The Sun, Ten Hag has seen enough and is now ready to sanction the permanent departure of the diminutive forward.

Loan moves to Nice and Sevilla have been mooted, but Villarreal are understood to have emerged as frontrunners.

United, however, hope to recoup the £9m they forked out for Pellistri when they secured the services of the then highly-rated winger.

Despite the recent INEOS investment, United are expected to be quiet in the transfer market this month as Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir David Brailsford bide their time and assess the merits of every player in the current first team squad.

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