According to a recent report by Brazilian outlet UOL, Premier League giants Manchester United have agreed on a transfer fee with Brazilain outfit Flamengo for on-loan midfielder Andreas Pereira.
The Brazilain midfielder joined Flamengo on loan earlier this season. Reports suggested that the deal also included an option to make the deal permanent in the summer. The but out clause was reported to be close to €20 million.
Andreas Pereira is a Manchester United academy graduate. He has made 47 appearances for the Manchester United under 23 side. For the senior squad, he has made a total of 75 appearances for the club. In this time he has recorded four goals and five assists. (stats via Transfermarkt)
But reports in Brazil suggest that the Brazilian outfit have agreed on a lower transfer fee of around €14m with Manchester United. The remaining €6m are based on performance-based and team-based add-ons. Reports suggest that Andreas Pereira will sign a contract running until 2026 with the Brazilian outfit.
Are Manchester United making the right call by letting Andreas Pereira go?
The versatile midfielder has great technical ability. But he has failed to really shine in the Premier League. Pereira has played under various different managers during his time with Manchester United. José Mourinho used the Brazilain midfielder as the deepest in the middle of the park.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjær used the midfielder as an attacking midfielder. But he failed to really cement his position in the starting lineup and show his real quality. He has been loaned out multiple times by the club. He has featured for Granada, Lazio, Valencia and Flamengo during his stints away from the club.
But during his loan spell with the Brazilain outfit, he particularly impressed. He made 25 appearances for the club. In this time he recorded five goals and one assist. (stats via Transfermarkt) He did make a very high profile error in the Copa Libertadores final defeat. But the club seems to have looked past the error and want to keep the midfielder on a permanent basis.
Now at 26, it seems like the perfect time for both Pereira and Manchester United to call it a day. Pereira has never been shy of his ambitions of getting back in the Brazilian national team. This may be the perfect stage for him to impress the National team manager Tite and get back in the national squad.
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