Following on from the signing of Joao Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon, Fabrizio Romano has announced that Fulham are closing in on acquiring Andreas Pereira from Manchester United. The player has agreed personal terms on a three-year deal, with Fulham paying £10 million plus £3 million in add-ons for the Brazilian international.
Andreas Pereira to Fulham, here we go! Full agreement in place on player side, three year deal with option for further season. 🚨⚪️⚫️ #FulhamFC
Manchester United will receive £10m plus £3m add ons, deal was already agreed between clubs last week. Now it’s all set to be done. pic.twitter.com/IP3aIVZbxG
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 5, 2022
Andreas Pereira: Brazilian Midfielder Close to Signing for Fulham
Brazilian International Set to Boost Fulham Midfield
The Cottagers are on the verge of completing their second summer signing with the capture of Pereira from Manchester United on a three-deal, ending his ten-year association with the club, with his last appearance for the Red Devils coming back in August 2020 in the Europa League.
The Brazilian midfielder has been a part of the Old Trafford set-up since 2012 where he played 74 times, along with plying his trade on loan at several clubs over the years, including Flamengo last season, where he enjoyed an impressive season in the Brazilian Serie A appearing 31 times and scoring seven goals.
With several departures confirmed from Manchester United, including Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard there was hope among the club’s supporters that the Brazilian would receive a chance in pre-season under the stewardship of Erik ten Hag. That hope has been extinguished with the news that Manchester United have accepted the terms offered by Fulham.
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What Pereira Brings to Fulham
Pereira undoubtedly has a lot of ability, which he showed during his loan spell at Flamengo where his dribbling ability stood out, in addition to his desire to get on the ball and drive the team forward which allowed him to showcase his ability to deliver decisive passes in the final third.
He has a good change of pace which enables him to drop a shoulder and race away from his opponents, which Marco Silva will be keen to utilise during the upcoming season as Fulham will look to end their association with being a yo-yo team that gets promoted then relegated.
The Brazilian international will bring a creative flair to the team’s midfield, with the arrival of Palhinha as a defensive midfielder likely giving Pereira the freedom to impact the game in an attacking sense for his new club.