Premier League - Moyes makes first signing as United capture Varela

David Moyes has made his first signing as Manchester United manager with the club confirming the arrival of Uruguayan defender Guillermo Varela.

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Uruguay's Guillermo Varela (R) and Colombia's Jhon Andres Cordoba Copete jump for a header during their South American under-20 championship soccer match in Mendoza January 23, 2013 (Reuters)

The 20-year-old joins the Premier League champions from Atletico Penarol for an undisclosed fee and will now link up with his national side for the Under-20 World Cup.

Varela made just one senior appearance for Penarol but impressed during a trial spell at Old Trafford at the end of last season.

It is reported the right-back has cost the club £1 million.

A club statement confirmed: "Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement to sign 20-year-old defender Guillermo Varela from Uruguayan club Club Atlético Penarol for an undisclosed fee.

"Guillermo will immediately join up with the Uruguay Under-20 squad for the upcoming FIFA Under 20 World Championships in Turkey."

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