Andreas Pereira: Lazio Reach Agreement With Manchester United

By Steven Moore -
Andreas Pereira / Manchester United
Andreas Pereira / Manchester United

According to Italian Football Reporters Fabrizio Romano and Manuele Baiocchini of Sky Sport, Andreas Pereira from Manchester United to Lazio is a done deal. An agreement has been reached for the transfer of the 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder (loan with an option to buy set at 22-23 million); the Red Devils and Biancocelesti will share his salary (around €2.2 million per season) for the 2020/21 season.

Pereira joined United in 2012 for a minimal fee after brief spells with the youth clubs of Lommel United (2002–2005) and PSV Eindhoven (2005-2011). Since then, he has worked his way through the youth ranks (U18 and U23 teams) before making his debut with the first team in 2014.

After spending both the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons on loan at Spanish La Liga side Granada CF, he has since remained in Manchester, making a total of 62 appearances between the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons.

However, following the arrival of Donny van de Beek, the player’s chances of first-team minutes under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started to look increasingly slim; he was left out of the squad for United’s first two Premier League matches of the season.

As Lazio have been looking to further reinforce their midfield – after signing the likes of Gonzalo Escalante (on a free transfer) and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (from Salernitana) – and as Andreas Pereira wants to play consistently (preferably with a top tier club in Europe), this is a move that satisfies all parties involved; especially due to the fact that the Biancocelesti are also in the UEFA Champions League.

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