Manchester United enjoy busy transfer day as Facundo Pellistri become FIFTH Red Devils signing after Alex Telles, Willy Kambwala, Amad Diallo and Edinson Cavani


Manchester United worked tirelessly on the transfer deadline day and managed to secure FIVE mammoth signatures before the 11pm deadline.

Alex Telles, left-back, was the first to walk through the door, joining Porto after a transfer saga that spanned months and months.

It is understood that a fee of £ 13.5million, plus a potential additional £ 1.8million, had been agreed with Porto last weekend for Telles, whose four-year deal includes the possibility of extending an additional year.

Manchester United kicked off deadline activities with the signing of Telles

The Brazil international said upon signing: “To join a club with the prestige of Manchester United is a huge honor.

“You have to work hard to get to this point in your career and now that I come to this club I can promise that I will give everything in my heart to be successful here.

Telles’ signing should be quickly followed by the announcement of Edinson Cavani joining United on a free transfer – but the Red Devils have confirmed two different arrivals between these big contracts.

Firstly, United announced the signing of teenage center-back Willy Kambwala from Sochaux, together with the 16-year-old France Under-17 captain, for around £ 3.6million.

Shortly after the deal, the Red Devils confirmed that they had accepted Amad Diallo Traoré’s future transfer from Atalanta.

The 18-year-old Ivorian is expected to join the Premier League club in January subject to medical and personal conditions and a work permit.

A statement read: “Manchester United have reached an agreement with Atalanta for the future transfer of Amad Diallo, one of the most exciting young prospects in Italian football,” the club said on its website.

Then came the big one, as United finally announced the signing of Uruguayan legend Cavani on a free transfer following his release from Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer.

Cavani, who won the Golden Boot in Ligue 1 and Serie A, signs a one-year contract with the possibility of extending it for another year.

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He said: “Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world, so it’s a real honor to be here. I worked really hard in my free time and can’t wait to compete and represent this amazing club.

“I have played in front of some of football’s most passionate supporters in my career and I know it will be the same in Manchester. I can’t wait to experience the atmosphere of Old Trafford, when fans can safely return.

“I look forward to continuing to write my little story in the football book and I know that is why my goal must remain the same as usual – to work, to work, to work. I had a conversation with the manager and it increased my desire to wear this nice shirt.

And then, shortly after the 11pm deadline, United confirmed that they beat the clock to bring in highly-rated Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri for £ 10million.

Pellistri has signed a five-year contract with the Red Devils and is leaving Penarol in his homeland to travel to Old Trafford.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Our scouts have been following Facundo for a long time and we believe he will be a real talent in the long run.

“While we understand that it will take time for him to adjust to the English game, he is able to make an impact with his pace and ability to beat his opponent.

“Facundo has the perfect platform at Manchester United to develop and he has all the technical qualities and the right mindset to become a top player here.

“We all look forward to working with him to realize his potential over the next few years.”


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