Lazio May Look to Extend Manchester United Midfielder’s Loan Deal

Lazio may look to keep Manchester United owned forward Andreas Pereira for at least another season.

According to a report from Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 25-year-old Brazilian has enjoyed his time in Italy so far and would like to stay in Rome, despite his inconsistent playing time this season under coach Simone Inzaghi.

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He was tested up front against the Primavera team in a friendly recently and did well as a forward, hitting the crossbar at one point, giving the 44-year-old Italian coach another possible option.

Lazio could look to renew his loan deal or get the Red Devils to lower their requested price, as the €27 million figure is too high for the Roman club.

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Pereira has been praised by other clubs including Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, but his time in Rome may not be over just yet.

The 25-year-old Pereira has made 25 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 613 minutes. In that time, he has scored one goal and provided three assists, but he has only made two starts in the league all campaign.

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