Lazio forward Andreas Pereira did not rule out a return to Belgium as he discussed his future earlier today.
Speaking in an interview with international media outlet Eleven Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 25-year-old Brazilian first detailed how he wants to receive consistent playing time next season.
Next season I want to play regularly, I’m open to anyone. If Vincent Kompany [RSC Anderlecht] calls me or if a club like Club Brugge does, why not?
Everything will depend on the project they have in mind and want to put into practice, if it is something positive and matches my ideas, I repeat, I don’t see why not to take it into consideration.
Pereira then discussed the possibility of him deciding to play for Belgium instead of the Brazilian national team. The player played for the Belgium youth set up until the Under-17 level, before switching to Brazil’s youth teams. He currently only has one non-competitive cap for the Seleção.
It is not an easy choice, I have also had contacts with Brazil. But I spoke with Roberto Martinez and he told me that the doors of the national team are open; I think he will take me into consideration.
The 25-year-old Pereira, who is contracted to Manchester United until 2023, has made 31 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 755 minutes. In that time, he has scored one goal and provided four assists.
The forward has struggled for consistent minutes under coach Simone Inzaghi this campaign, confusing the Biancocelesti faithful as his performances have shown some promise, although not enough to justify activating his €25 million buy option.