Manchester United will reportedly meet with Facundo Pellistri’s agent to make a final decision on his future.
The 21-year-old was handed his senior United debut against Charlton Athletic in their Carabao Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night.
Despite only entering the field with five minutes of normal time left, Pellistri had an impressive display, setting up Marcus Rashford to double their advantage in a 3-0 win for the home side.
His performance earned him glowing reviews from manager Erik ten Hag too, who insisted he saw a future with the youngster.
“I see a future in him. He is doing really well and we have to see what is the best [for him]. He is progressing. Against Everton [in a behind-closed doors friendly],” he said after the game.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano has now confirmed that the club will meet with Pellistri’s agent to discuss the player’s future.
Romano tweeted: “Manchester United will meet with Facundo Pellistri’s agent this week to make a decision on the future of the Uruguayan talent after his good performance in the last game.
“Loan proposals already received but Man Utd want to decide together with Pellistri.”
Will Pellistri stay at Manchester United?
Pellistri’s future has been up in the air due to the lack of game time he has received under Ten Hag, failing to make a single appearance under the Dutchman before Tuesday.
Back in November, Pellistri’s agent Edgardo Lasalvia claimed that his player was likely to leave United at the next available opportunity.
Lasalvia told ESPN: “I think with a good World Cup, as we think he is going to have, his departure [from United] is imminent.”
With talks scheduled for this week, a decision is expected to be made regarding his future, with plenty of clubs sniffing around should he become available on loan, or permanently.
Pellistri: Man Utd debut was ‘amazing’
Pellistri, who was described as a “spectacular” player by his Uruguay teammate Ronald Araujo earlier this season, was delighted to make his senior debut for United.
He told MUTV: “[It was] amazing. I have been waiting for this moment for a long time, and it came. Of course, I’m really happy because of the moment and the way it was, and that is incredible.
“I had the luck to be at Old Trafford in other squads, but unluckily I didn’t enter the pitch to play. I looked at the crowd and all the time I thought ‘when will my moment arrive to play?’ And today was the day and I enjoyed it a lot.”
“Yes of course [I was eager to play],” he added.
“I am very happy, and I want to help my team-mates to achieve all the trophies that we have in mind and to win every game we have because this is an incredible club and very big.
“All players want to play and of course I want more. I will fight and train hard to continue this way.”