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Varela ruled out of Frankfurt’s DFB-Pokal final with infected TATTOO

Date Posted,May 23, 2017

Guillermo Varela has been ruled out of the DFB-Pokal final – after his new tattoo got infected.

The Eintracht Frankfurt defender, who is on loan from Manchester United, has been suspended by the Bundesliga club following the revelations.

He has subsequently likely played his last game for Eintracht and is expected to return to Old Trafford.

Varela, 24, picked up the problem after going against club advice by getting his new body art.

The full-back’s tattoo became inflamed (Photo: AFP)
He has been suspended by Frankfurt for his actions (Photo: AFP)
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He suffered an inflammation following the inking on Monday and was deemed unable to play against Borussia Dortmund this weekend.

“His behaviour was reckless and hurts the team,” sporting executive Fredi Bobic said in a statement .

“Guillermo’s path at Eintracht ends here. The club can’t put up with a player acting against the coach’s and doctors’ instructions.

“We were already considering extending his loan. But that’s naturally no longer an issue. Guillermo will be suspended with immediate effect.”

Dimitri Payet in action with Guillermo Varela
Varela struggled to break into the United first team (Photo: Reuters / Andrew Yates)
Guillermo Varela of Manchester United U21s with Joe Pritchard of Tottenham
Varela largely played for United’s Under-23 side (Photo: Getty)

Varela has suffered from a string of injuries this season and has been reduced to just 10 competitive appearances this season.

However, he was due to be part of the DFB-Pokal squad as Eintracht were considering making the deal to sign him permanent.

The club now say that they have no interest in keeping him beyond this summer.

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