Man United loanee Guillermo Varela got himself inked recently, which led to a suspension for one game from the club.
It is understood that the decision to get a tattoo was against the club’s advice, leading to inflammation of the skin. The suspension by the club was an after-effect for indiscipline. The 24-year-old will, in turn, miss the crucial DFB Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund this Saturday.
The German club also released a statement, stating their lack of interest in making the deal with Varela permanent. The head coach of the club, Niko Kovac’s, was not pleased with Varela’s decision to go above his orders.
On the club’s official website, their sporting director Fredi Bobic said: “The club cannot tolerate that a player would defy instructions. His behaviour was reckless and hurts the team. We’d been thinking about a loan extension. But that won’t happen. He’ll be suspended with immediate effect.”
Before joining the Pokal finalists, Varela spent one season with Real Madrid’s B team, Real Castilla, where he played 33 games and scored a goal for the Spanish second league team. He has also made 4 appearances for Manchester United, and has featured in both the U-17 and U-20 sides for his national team.
The Uruguayan had joined the Frankfurt-based club on a one-year loan deal. The deal left a lot to be asked for, as injuries reduced his playing time to just 10 league games.
That being said, he did feature in the last 5 competitive games for the club. He was also a hopeful contender for a starting spot in the finals against Borussia Dortmund, and might have even had a chance to make his deal with the club permanent.
The right-back had said earlier in an interview that he prefers Frankfurt over Manchester, indicating his will to continue his career at his loaner club.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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