Guillermo Varela leaves Manchester United to rejoin Penarol

Uruguayan defender Guillermo Varela has left Manchester United to return to his home-town club Penarol.

The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt, where he made 11 appearances.

He was suspended by the German clubin May when he suffered an infection after getting a tattoo against orders.

Varela became the first player to sign under David Moyes’ reign at Old Trafford, when he joined on a five-year deal in 2013.

United’s official Twitter account posted a message reading:

.@Guille_Varela4 has left #MUFC to rejoin Penarol. All the best for the future, Guillermo!’

Varela was hopeful of a move throughout the summer and a source close to him told the Manchester Evening News earlier this month that he wanted ‘personal tranquility’.

They continued: ‘The player decided it after how badly he was treated in Frankfurt. His experience in Europe was not good. In 2017-18, Guillermo would have been making only £4,000 per week.’

He went on loan to Real Madrid Castilla in Spain the following summer, having failed to make an appearance for United.

On his return, in 2015-16, he featured just four times in the Premier League.

He scored an injury-time winner to help United clinch the Under-21 Premier League title in April 2016.

Earlier this month, the Manchester Evening News cited a source close to the player as saying:

“Guillermo decided to play in Penarol for personal tranquillity.

“The player decided it after how badly he was treated in Frankfurt. His experience in Europe was not good. In 2017-18, Guillermo would have been making only £4,000 per week.”

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