Andreas Pereira has agreed to leave Manchester United to sign with Fulham, says Fabrizio Romano
Andreas Pereira has agreed to leave Manchester United to sign with Fulham, reports Fabrizio Romano.
Pereira has agreed to sign a three year deal with the newly promoted Premier League club.
Pereira has agreed to leave Manchester United
Manchester United will receive £10 million guaranteed plus £3 million in add-ons. Even if the extras don’t materialise, the initial fee is excellent value.
£13 million would be beyond what United should have reasonably expected for Pereira, who United could not manage to get a fee for last summer.
The midfielder spent the season out on loan at Flamengo, where he played 52 games, scoring eight goals.
While he had a desire to remain with the Brazilian side, they could not afford the £8.5 million option to buy in his contract.
Until Fulham moved in, it had appeared like United might have to settle for selling him for around £5 million, so this latest development is beyond expectations.
Pereira had just one year remaining on his contract. Talk of him returning for United’s pre-season was always a red herring. His time at the club has long been over.
A great deal for Manchester United
Pereira’s last game for United came in August 2020, and he has spent time out on loan at Lazio before Flamengo.
At 26, he needs a fresh start, and while his time at United did not work out, it was not down to a lack of effort.
Pereira’s highlight came as a starter in United’s memorable win against PSG, with his role in the 2019 comeback win often overlooked.
He also had a penchant for scoring the odd spectacular goal, with one particularly impressive winner against Southampton at Old Trafford standing out.
Pereira could be a useful player for Fulham, he might even win them a couple of matches. Whether he will be good enough the rest of the time, that’s up to him to prove.
Where United are concerned, £13 million is an amount where the club simply have to take the money and run.
Pereira will be United’s first sale of the summer, and will offset the fee spent to sign Tyrell Malacia.