Man Utd have wrapped up a loan deal with Flamengo for Andreas Pereira.
This is going to be the midfielder’s fourth loan spell in the last 5 years as he struggles to establish some stability in his career. Pereira spent last season on loan at Lazio but managed to start just 5 games out of his 33 appearances as his goal of being a regular starter continued to elude him in Italy as well.
However, a new opportunity has presented itself to the Brazilian as the Copa Libertadores giants have completed signing him on a season-long loan. The playmaker’s willingness to make the switch is what allowed discussions between the clubs to move at a good pace.
Furthermore, as per the reliable Fabrizio Romano, the South American club will pay a portion of the attacking midfielder’s salary. There does not seem to be a clause to make the transfer permanent as of current reports.
The Red Devils have racked up over £100 million in net spend this summer following the arrival of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to balance the books and offload some players, and the departure of the United academy graduate is a consequence of that.
Moreover, the former Valencia man’s chances of cracking the starting XI has never been slimmer with Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Fred all being in the form of their lives this season. One can speculate the Belgian-born midfielder would be behind Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek in the pecking order as things stand.
Nevertheless, the 25-year-old could use the change of scene in order to find some stability in his game-time. Brazilian football is rich and it will be a great environment for him to work on himself.