Guillermo Varela has admitted that the prospect of joining Argentina’s Boca Juniors on loan ‘would be great’.
The 20-year-old signed a five year deal with United and is the only signing so far under David Moyes but with Rafael holding down the first team spot and Marnick Vermijl hungry for minutes behind him, a loan spell may be the best option for both club and player.
Earlier this week, Varela’s agent Paolo Betancourt told Radio 9 in Argentina that a move to Boca Juniors could materialise and it is something that Varela would be happy to do.
Speaking to Argentina’s Ole!, Varela said: “At Manchester United I just signed for five years. My idea is to stay here, but I am also interested (in) Boca, is a great … We’ll see what happens. “
Varela had impressed with Uruguay as they came runners-up in the U20 World Cup this summer. He played every minute leading up to the final but was restricted to a substitute appearance because of fitness issues.
Like a young Rafael, his natural attacking flair was the most rounded part of his game as you expect with South American’s but he also possessed some discipline and clean tackling as well.
But a loan spell at Boca Juniors, where the football would be fierce, is certainly a good idea. I’d rather see Vermijl get minutes as back up to Rafael and if Varela can make a success of his spell at Boca, he would come to United an even stronger and better prospect.