Alaves president explains why his club is ideal for Facundo Pellistri

Alaves president Alfonso Fernandez de Troconiz has claimed his club is the ideal team for Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri as they have full confidence in the player’s ability to succeed with them.

He said: “We have full confidence in him and this is why we really fought to get him in on loan.

“We really think he can contribute a lot to us. We are fully aware he is a young player and he is beginning his European career and he will need to improve.

“But we think we are an ideal team for him to improve with because Alaves is a small club and I think this could favour his improvement. We are convinced that he is going to help us have a magnificent second part of the season.”

The Uruguayan forward joined Alaves on loan until the end of the season after failing to break through to the club’s senior team this season.

With the Spanish side currently in a relegation battle in La Liga, the Uruguayan will hope to help his side remain in the Spanish top division after the end of his loan spell.