Everton have reportedly approached Manchester United over the signing of midfielder Andreas Pereira. According to Fabrizio Romano, a number of clubs would like to take the Brazilian on loan this season, but the Red Devils would prefer a permanent sale.
Pereira spent last season on loan at Serie A side Lazio, where he made 33 appearances and scored one goal.
Everton Interested in Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira
Brazilian Has Struggled to Break Into the United First-Team
Pereira went into pre-season training with Manchester United knowing that his future at Old Trafford is somewhat unclear. It is not known whether he has done enough to force his way into manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s thinking since returning from Lazio, but the club’s openness to sell the 25-year-old suggests he has not.
If the Old Trafford club decide to sanction the player’s exit ahead of the transfer deadline later this month, it will be a question of whether he leaves for another loan spell or a permanent departure.
Everton’s chances of bringing Pereira to Goodison Park may hinge on the nature of any offer they put forward for the player’s signature, given that several clubs are keen to agree a loan deal with Manchester United. Displaying a willingness to sign the Brazil international on a permanent deal may place Rafael Benitez’s side at the front of the queue.
Pereira Also Has Interest From His Native Brazil
Pereira, a Belgium-born Brazil international who has one senior cap for his country, may find himself playing his football in his homeland this season if interest from Everton fails to result in a deal being agreed with Manchester United.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has also revealed that one club to have put forward a concrete proposal for Pereira’s signature is Brazilian outfit Flamengo, who have asked for the player on loan with a view towards splitting his salary with Manchester United.
Pereira has been heavily involved in the Red Devils’ pre-season fixtures on the eve of the new campaign, and scored a stunning volley in a 2-2 draw with newly-promoted Brentford.
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