PICTURES: Varela completing medical ahead of Manchester United move

by Sam Peoples

Guillermo Varela will this afternoon complete his medical ahead of his move to Manchester United in a deal believed to be worth around €2 million.

The 20-year-old Uruguayan right-back will become David Moyes’ first signing as United manager when the deal is finalised on July 1.

An exciting and adventurous defender, Varela impressed United coaches when he had a trial at the club a few months ago and United have followed through to bring the South American to Old Trafford.

Speaking with A Lo Penarol in Uruguay before flying over for his medical, Varela insisted he knew he had to brush up on his English skills but was looking forward to the opportunity.

“I need to learn English. Catino has taught me a little. The setup [at Man United] is great,” he said.

Although it is always exciting to see young and talented prospects joining the ranks of United, I’m sure that 21-year-old Marnick Vermijl will be ahead of him in the pecking order of right-back given the solid season he has had and the fact that he made his first-team debut last year.

Despite that, I look forward to seeing Varela in action for Uruguay at the U20 FIFA World Cup in Turkey this June to see why we were so keen to secure his signature before the tournament.

But given the impact of Hernandez and unquestionable talent of Henriquez, our South American scouts know a player when they see one so hopefully Varela will be more of the same.

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dida 07/09/2013 - 22:54

if manchester united wants him then he is good enough ————– period

adefikayor 06/20/2013 - 16:19

up man utd. up sir david moyes

Wellie 06/10/2013 - 08:10

wats d fuss about moyes move,its bn utd policy to spot young budng on guys lets give d man a chance n see wat he cn deliver,competition for places hs always driven utd but ofcoz we ned a playmarker to ad on to other signings

Walex 06/08/2013 - 11:20

My question is can David moyes can take man u 2glory?

paul 06/08/2013 - 07:58

good done decision varela

lakkasa 06/08/2013 - 07:26

God pls help man utd

ian feetham 06/09/2013 - 09:06

There is no God? Sorry to burst your bubble.but if that is what you want to believe ggod luck.

abubakar s yakub 06/08/2013 - 00:37

I think with fabio coming back and valencia, smalling and jones combing with rafael we dnt need a rith back! We need fellaini, strootman or kabay. And some fabregas or thiago and or modric.

shegxy14 06/07/2013 - 23:23

can anyone tel me d best between nani and valencia?

Benjamin 06/07/2013 - 21:20

There is something wrong here, how can a £1 be first signing of a new manager? How can we be sure that he will lead man u to glory?? Suprising…….

kiddu jacksom 06/07/2013 - 20:53

moyes hope uv made aright choice coz we didn’t want to turn into an arsenal type.

olamilekan oluwatobi 06/07/2013 - 19:52

Gud but we need Good players bring ur best everton players in and more big player such as Bale,modric,fabregas,Cr7 and lot more u can sign cabaye is a gud attacker also bring dem in man…

Adalumo Segun 06/07/2013 - 18:46

Happy to hear but we still need to sign playmaker

Fra'ol Temesgen 06/07/2013 - 17:35

we’r soooooooooooooo lucky to have a player like varela

Sheyeesadi 06/07/2013 - 16:33

Our needs is world class midifield not right back

Ola 06/07/2013 - 16:25

Cmon moyes re u arsene wenger y dis 4kin signin. Sign us beta signings plx

Ola 06/07/2013 - 16:23

Dis is nt everton dis man u moyes wil need world class player

Tj 06/07/2013 - 14:34

I hope it does not mean Marnick Vermijl has limited opportunities . Also thought that valencia had a poor season but his better performances came when he was playing at right back having the opportunity to attack from a deep position, would be better converted to right back if poor form persists and the arrival of Zaha would make places for wide positions difficult to pin down

Lutman 06/07/2013 - 13:42

C’mon Moysey this aint Eveton! This’ UTD n’ we need worldclass signings uuhhhhhh!!!!!!!

manufeva 06/08/2013 - 11:10

hey guyz dnt b dick heads the player was suppossed to be fergie’s signing shutup n stop critizing tha man before he starts work if u think you know better u ahould have gone for the job let see what he does before we start crucifying him be a good fan that is if u are and lyk fergie said support him and stop critizing him

Pea Samte 06/07/2013 - 12:59

#love to hear


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