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Varela set for Old Trafford

June 7, 2013
By ESPN staff

Manchester United are set to tie up the signing of Uruguay Under-20 full-back Guillermo Varela.

Guillermo Varela
GettyImagesVarela is set to become the first signing of the David Moyes era

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Varela, who plays for Penarol, has confirmed he is heading to Manchester for a medical, after the clubs agreed a deal worth up to €2.8 million.

"I will have a medical on Friday and on Saturday I join the Uruguay Under-20 national team,” he told Futbol a lo Penarol on Thursday. "I will have to learn English. Rodolfo Catino [Penarol's club treasurer] taught me something. The structure is impressive."

Catino, also speaking to Futbol a lo Penarol, added: "The deal has been agreed. We now have to discuss some points. There won't be any percentage regarding any future transfer.

"The deal can be as much as €2.8 million. Guille will adapt quickly to Manchester."