Manchester United Transfer News: James Wilson, Guillermo Varela set for Old Trafford exit

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Manchester United striker, James Wilson and right-back, Guillermo Varela are set for Old Trafford exit as new manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t see them fit in his plans. Wilson will join Fulham on loan while Varela will travel to Germany to join Eintracht Frankfurt on loan.

The 20-year-old will have to spend the next season under Slavisa Jokanovic rather than Mourinho to make his mark in the game. Wilson spent the last season on loan at Brighton but netted only five times during his stay at the club, according to The Sun.

The striker from Biddulph, Staffordshire, England featured under Mourinho in United’s first friendly of this season against Wigan Athletic. He was played during the opening 45 minutes of the match where he failed to make any significant impact. He was substituted at half-time along with seven other players.

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Mourinho is eager to build his Manchester United attack around Anthony Martial, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney. Hence, he is happy to let Wilson go on loan in order to help the player find playing time elsewhere.

Meanwhile, right-back Varela will join Frankfurt on loan ahead of the new Premier League season. The Uruguayan was former manager David Moyes’ first signing at United. But, since his arrival at Old Trafford, the 23-year-old has struggled to find a place in the first-team regularly.

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He did make some impact under Louis Van Gaal last season as he was featured in 11 games, but his defensive vulnerability is something which has bothered Mourinho. The Portuguese is already looking into the transfer market for a new right-back and Moncao’s Fabinho is under his radar.

Rumors and speculations are suggesting that the Brazilian will be available for signing at around $29 million.

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