Loaning young talents to develop and flourish at other clubs is one of the most rewarding strategies that English clubs, in particular, have a great knack for deploying. Chelsea, for instance, have seen the system go into such a brilliant form wherein some of their loaned stars seemed better than the ones within their squad.
Now, one Manchester United youngster, Andreas Pereira, wishes to stay on at his loaned club Valencia, and see his loan spell out till the end of the season.
Speaking to Super Deportes, the 22-year-old revealed: “In my head, I want to be here, help Valencia until June. It is the thought with which I came. I know that I have this clause in the assignment contract and now I have to wait to see. But my mind is focused on Valencia and I want to stay here.”
The clause in question dictates that the player can be recalled back to Old Trafford in the winter window itself, and many believe that Mourinho is highly inclined to do the same. With the run of fixtures at hand and serious title attempts being expected, the Portuguese boss doesn’t seem to be flawed in that logic.
However, the youth starlet has different plans: “It is important that I am playing to grow, be better and help Valencia. It would be very difficult to return to United mid-year and continue with the same evolution that I’m having now.”
When asked about the possibility of staying at the La Liga side beyond the loan spell, he hinted: “Sure, it’s a very good option for me, it would be positive. I’m happy in Valencia CF.”
The Brazilian has been in splendid form for the Spanish outfit, and has aided them to reach as close as four points of Real Madrid, in what could prove to be a great season for the the club’s fans.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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