Andreas Pereira move to Flamengo collapses amid fan pressure despite manager wanting to sign him

Andreas Pereira scored a crucial goal for Flamengo this week, his first for the club since November.

This has sparked fresh discussion over his future, with his loan at Flamengo now entering the final month.

Pereira has one year left on his contract with Manchester United, but it appears there is no deal with Flamengo to sell him permanently.

This is despite interest from manager Paulo Sousa in doing a deal for the midfielder.

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Andreas Pereira move to Flamengo collapses

Brazilian outlet O Dia report Flamengo have withdrawn from negotiations to sign the midfielder.

Speaking after Flamengo’s win over Fluminense this week, manager Paulo Sousa said: “I would like to have continuity. But it’s not just up to us. It depends on the player, his club (Manchester United). Today he was decisive, like Hugo.”

Pereira has eyes elsewhere, with his agent Giuliano Bertolucci quoted saying the midfielder will ‘go to Europe’.

The last few months have been difficult for Pereira, with Flamengo fans turning against him after his game costing error in the Copa Libertadores final gifted the winner to Palmeiras.

O Dia report: “Since then, Andreas has dropped in performance and lives with the wrath of the red-blacks, who occasionally get on the player’s back. Even on social media, fans, in large majority, ask the board not to buy him.”

Pereira has tried to mend fences with Flamengo supporters since his final mistake, but his error was so bad, there has been no recovering from it, despite his manager’s faith.

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Unless Manchester United can find a buyer before the end of the month, Pereira could return for pre-season under Erik ten Hag.

Brazilian outlet Esporte reported last month that Flamengo felt a £8.7m move for Pereira was too risky and were not prepared to approve it.

At this point United should really be offering to reduce the fee to £3 million simply to get him off the books, but other options away from Flamengo will have to be explored.

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