Guillermo Varela is set to leave Manchester United and re-join Penarol, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt and did not report back for United first-team training in July.
Apparently Penarol have reached an agreement over a transfer fee which includes a sell-on clause and Guillermo Varela will sign a three-year deal.
“Guillermo decided to play in Penarol for personal tranquility,” a source close to the player said.
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.”
Having got a tattoo ahead of United’s FA Cup final win against Crystal Palace last year, Varela continued the tradition ahead of Frankfurt’s clash with Borussia Dortmund at Berlin’s Olympiastadion in May.
Although club officials had warned him to wait, the 24-year-old went ahead with the first stage of the tattoo of La Catrina, a painted woman’s face and a motif from Mexico’s ‘Day of the Dead’ tradition.
Frankfurt had been contemplating extending his loan, but immediately terminated the deal after the tattoo got infected.
“The most unfair thing is that on the day of the tattoo, it was two Frankfurt players who got a tattoo each,” a source close to the player added.
“It is not fair and this news affected the career and personal stability of the player.”
Varela was David Moyes’ first signing at United in the summer of 2013, but did not make his first-team debut until two-and-a-half years later.