Andreas Pereira set for Fulham medical as Manchester United paperwork signed
The finishing touches are being put on Andreas Pereira’s move from Manchester United to Fulham.
Fabrizio Romano reports Manchester United have signed all the paperwork and Pereira will undergo a medical with his new club on Thursday (7/7).
Pereira set for Fulham medical
All parties deserve credit for how quickly this transfer has been wrapped up and almost concluded.
Since deeming Pereira surplus to requirements in 2020, Manchester United have struggled to find a buyer, with the midfielder going on loan to Lazio and then Flamengo.
At one stage this year it appeared Flamengo were ready to pay the £8.5 million option clause in his contract, before backing out.
This raised the spectre of United being stuck with him all summer and having to loan him out again, or accept a miniscule fee for him, late in the transfer window.
Instead, United have agreed a sale early on, which prevents Pereira taking up time and a squad space in pre-season.
His goal against Brentford in pre-season was memorable last year, but ultimately, playing him was pointless, as it cost James Garner minutes which would have been more valuable to him. United failed to look forward.
The fee Fulham are offering is simply too good for Manchester United to turn down. It could turn out to be a fair one for the 26-year-old if he performs well, but from it looking like United might struggle to get anything, landing a guaranteed £10 million is a great deal, especially early on in the transfer window.