Andreas Pereira’s loan move to Flamengo is expected to be confirmed shortly.
Globo Esporte report Pereira has agreed to the loan move and wants to use it to break into Brazil’s international squad.
As we wrote earlier this week, Pereira leaving on loan is a disappointment financially for United.
The club gave him game time this summer in pre-season at the expense of brighter prospects, with the aim of putting him in the shop window to get a fee up front and get his wages off the books.
A loan is very disappointing for United – but the club are still due some money financially.
What is in the agreement?
The Times report United are set to net a £850,000 up front loan fee for Pereira.
This is far less than the £10-20 million transfer fee United wanted, but, it’s just about better than nothing.
United have also agreed that Flamengo will pay 60 per cent of Pereira’s £2.6 million yearly salary.
This means the Brazilian club will pay £1.56 million to United, and combined with the loan fee, United gain £2.41 million from the agreement in total.
Fabrizio Romano reports there is a £12.84 million (15m Euros) option to buy in the agreement.
But considering Pereira will have just one year remaining on his deal and there is unlikely to be a scramble for his services next summer, we would not bet on them paying up.
Pereira was once a player United had very high hopes for in the academy, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave him a good chance a couple of seasons ago.
He has just not developed into the game changing talent United hoped for, and that became quickly apparent when Bruno Fernandes arrived and showed what a difference there is with a truly top level attacking midfielder.
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