Serie A Giants Could Sign Andreas Pereira This Summer

Manchester United's Andreas Pereira.

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SS Lazio are close to acquiring Andreas Pereira, according to Il Messagero.

The Man United man finds himself in a tough spot after being pushed further back in Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s pecking order following the arrival of Donny van de Beek from Ajax. The Dutchman, along with Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, and Fred seem to be ahead of Pereira as things stand.

Moreover, the Brazilian has rarely proven himself as a reliable starter, delivering subpar performances more often than impressing the manager and fans. It would not be a stretch to say the midfielder’s involvement in the first XI last season was likely due to necessity birthed from the Mancunians’ injury woes.

Registering just 9 goal contributions in 75 appearances for his senior team, it is fair to say that the playmaker failed to find his groove since his promotion.

Nevertheless, it seems some people in Italy see the attacking midfielder’s potential in the Serie A and would like to secure him. As per reports, the youngster is just “one step” away from signing for Lazio on a season-long loan deal which would end with an obligation to buy for €10 million next summer.

The Serie A giants narrowly missed on signing David Silva from Man City after he decided to opt for Real Sociedad. The Italians were upset regarding Silva’s sudden change of mind as he headed to La Liga as Martin Ødegaad’s replacement.

Ultimately, it seems that the United academy product is an alternative to the former City superstar. And the English side seem to be open to offloading him.