Flamengo to contact Manchester United to sign Andreas Pereira permanently
According to the media outlet O Globo (h/t Manchester Evening News), Flamengo are looking to contact Manchester United directly to finalise the permanent transfer for Andreas Pereira. The midfielder returned to Brazil the previous summer in an attempt to kickstart his stagnating career at Old Trafford.
The Brazilian club are contemplating the best possible choice to facilitate a move for Pereira. They are interested in securing him permanently, which has prompted them to take this stance. Man United had previously rejected an €8million bid for his services, indicating that there is no common ground between both clubs as of yet.
The South American side would now “try to approach in person” to force through a deal. It remains to be seen how this situation pans out in the coming months but reaching common ground would be in the best interest of all the parties involved.
Reach an agreement!
The Red Devils had previously included a £14.5million optional clause in Pereira’s loan agreement. Since they are trying to renegotiate at this point, we can conclude that Flamengo are not interested in triggering the buy option at the quoted price. So it will be interesting to see the response from the Man United board and just how much they are willing to negotiate.
The 26-year-old made a high profile mistake during the Copa Libertadores final, which eventually cost his team the trophy. Otherwise, he has been excellent for them and there is no reason to see why we should budge from the optional clause. At the same time, we should not rush to a decision and must wait to see if other suitors will throw their names into the mix.
The Man United loanee has featured 18 times in the Brazilian Serie A and scored five goals while making one assist last season. Moreover, he has excelled in a variety of roles, further emphasising the need for the clause to be met. After all, they are the ones who agreed to it in the first place and have largely even got their money’s worth.
More Manchester United News
- Transfer News: Manchester United take a stance on Tahith Chong loan stint
- Manchester United offered the opportunity to land Juventus star Paulo Dybala
- Manchester United declined chance to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara despite having agreement
The Brazil international has however had a forgettable stay at Old Trafford. He has often flattered to deceive and has also shown previous little to suggest he can cut it at the Theatre of Dreams. A parting of the ways even if it is for a cheap price would be the best way forward for all parties.