Andreas Pereira is set to leave Old Trafford on another loan deal after Manchester United agreed terms with Flamengo, including a buy option.
According to Globo, Manchester United and Flamengo have agreed on terms over a loan move for Andreas Pereira until June of next year. The agreement also consists of a buy option for the Brazilian club should the attacking midfielder impress during his stay, while both clubs will share his wages for the ongoing season.
Andreas Pereira will depart on yet another loan, having only returned from his temporary deal with Lazio. The Brazilian spent the 2020/21 season in Italy and had a decent time in Serie A, making 26 league appearances. His contributions of one goal and two assists did not prompt the club to extend the deal further.
He came back to United and joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side for pre-season, where he impressed. The Premier League side were missing many star names due to their involvement in the Copa America and Euros. Now that the players have returned, the club started to offload their fringe stars, including Pereira.
The Brazilian has been at Old Trafford since January 2012, making his way up from the age group levels. In 2014 he debuted in a league cup loss to MK Dons, and the same year made his Premier League debut. His best season at Man United was during the 2019/20 campaign, when he made 25 league appearances.
Pereira certainly does not have a future at Manchester United, with the club possessing a plethora of attacking midfield talents in their ranks. Bruno Fernandes, Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard are all capable of occupying his space, and a move away will make sense for all parties concerned.
It is claimed that Manchester United and Flamengo will share the player’s wages during the loan term. The Brazilian side have the option to purchase him at the end of the season for €20 million. There had been interest in Pereira, with Everton reportedly keen on the midfielder.
There could have been others queuing up, although Manchester United’s £20 million asking price might have put them off. However, the midfielder will depart for Flamengo, where he would be hoping to get back into his stride and gain some confidence back.