Transfer News: Flamengo wants to reduce the purchase option for Andreas Pereira
According to Globo Esporte (h/t Teamtalk), Flamengo wants to reduce the purchase option for Andreas Pereira. It is claimed that they want to renegotiate the terms for the loan. The Brazilian club wants to buy the midfielder but at a lower fee as they believe the current price is too high.
Previously, the 25-year-old was on loan at Lazio for a season as he was out of favour at Old Trafford. Following his loan move to Italy, the Brazilian was sent to Flamengo with a purchase option. Manchester United was hoping to get some return from the loanee as it never worked for him at Manchester.
It was recently revealed that the purchase option in the contract is about €20million. The Rio de Janeiro based club wants the midfielder permanently but are hesitant to activate the option. It is said that they believe the price was a precaution against a possible value increase.
The Brazil international is still on contract at the Red Devils till 2023 meaning United would be hoping to get some return from the failed transfer. The loanee has had a solid start to his time at the Brazilian league with three goals and an assist to his name.
Having made 12 appearances so far, it is expected that the Mengao would be ready to purchase him permanently. However, Man Utd are dealt a blow as the club wants to renegotiate the terms.
Flamengo, on the other hand, are only ready to activate the option should they feel there is competition from their direct rivals. However, if that is not the case they believe they can get him at a discounted price.
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Solskjaer’s side may have to agree to the demands of the Brazilian club if they play the hard way. However, they would be hoping to be handed a boost in the form of interest from other Brazilian clubs. Whatever the case may be, it seems that Pereira’s future may be in South America for now.