Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 7 May 2015

Varela seals United switch

David Moyes has made his first signing as Manchester United manager
David Moyes has made his first signing as Manchester United manager

Manchester United have completed the signing of Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Varela on a five-year contract.

The 20-year-old has sealed his move from Penarol after a deal was agreed last week.

"I'm very pleased to be a part of this club, one of the best teams in the world," Varela, who impressed in a two-week trial with United in May, said on the club's official website.

Varela will represent Uruguay at the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey later this month before joining up with his new team-mates.

He added: "As everyone in the world knows, this is a huge club that has won everything and I really hope that continues.

"I'm very lucky there are quite a few Spanish-speakers here. It will certainly help me settle in."

Varela will provide competition for first-choice right-back Rafael, who enjoyed his best season for the club last term.

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