Premier League giants Manchester United have this afternoon confirmed that defender Guillermo Varela has officially departed the club, returning to Uruguayan outfit Penarol.
The 24-year-old right-back was tipped for a bright future at Old Trafford following his arrival in 2013, with Varela having starred for both Penarol and Uruguay’s youth teams.
However, his spell in Manchester turned out to be far from successful, with the talented defender having managed just 4 Premier League appearances over his 4 year stint with the Red Devils.
Varela was sent out on loan to Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt last season, though he managed just 11 appearances across all competitions for the Germans.
In addition, the Uruguayan was suspended by Eintracht in May after a tattoo he had done against the club’s orders became infected.
This was rumoured to be the last straw in the eyes of the Manchester United hierarchy, with Varela having been close to an Old Trafford exit all summer.
And the defender has officially sealed his Premier League departure this afternoon, with United confirming that their former prospect has re-joined Penarol on a permanent deal.
All the best for the future, Guillermo! pic.twitter.com/myhrdMMBFl
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 12, 2017