On my way to Manchester! Vacation is over and I am looking forward to the next season. pic.twitter.com/CmCKSzta2s
— Andreas Pereira (@andrinhopereira) July 2, 2016
After a dream run and a title win last season, Claudio Raneiri’s Leicester City are looking to strengthen their ranks to prepare for the upcoming season.
According to the Sun, Leicester City have targeted Manchester United’s 20-year-old Brazilian starlet Andreas Pereira, as an option to increase the quality of their squad.
Belgium born Pereira joined Manchester United from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven in November 2011. The youngster has represented Belgium in the U15, U16 and U17 levels, but chose to switch his allegiance to Brazil, which is his country of origin.
Pereira barely managed to get much playing time under Van Gaal last season.
Reds’ new boss José Mourinho will have to make a decision over the matter of Pereira travelling to the Olympics to play for Brazil. Some sources within the club suggest that he will be selected for the pre-season tour to China, after which he will be allowed to join his teammates in Brazil.
With a host of clubs looking for Pereira’s signature, he wants to sort out his future before he leaves for Brazil to participate in the Olympics. Will José Mourinho be able to convince him to stay, or will Manchester United lose their precious youngster to another club?