Man Utd outcast Varela to join Frankfurt on loan – report

Simon Wilkes
Guillermo Varela: Close to departing Old Trafford

Manchester United full-back Guillermo Varela is on the verge of joining Bundesliga side Frankfurt on a season-long loan, according to reports.

The Uruguayan, 23, has struggled to establish himself in the first team since moving to Old Trafford in 2013, becoming former manager David Moyes’ first signing at the club.

Varela is one of just a number of players likely to be shipped out by Jose Mourinho this summer, with around four of the club’s big-name players expected to be moved on.

ESPN have been told by sources that he will switch to German football after Jose Mourinho confirmed the defender was not in his plans at Old Trafford.

Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are further ahead in the right-back pecking order than Varela.

He has endured a tough three years at Old Trafford only making 11 appearances since joining from Penarol.

His last appearance came in the Europa League loss to Liverpool in March.