Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has confirmed that Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira will be a Lazio player ‘in days’ after it emerged that the Brazilian midfielder had become a late summer target for the Serie A side.
Pereira, 24, joined United’s famous youth academy in 2012 from PSV’s youth set-up and has since gone onto enjoy loan spells with Granada and Valencia before returning to Old Trafford and forcing his way into the side’s senior first-team.
Pereira has featured a total of 75 times in all competitions for United after making his first-team Premier League debut against Tottenham Hotspur in 2015.
Despite making his long-awaited first-team debut over five years ago the Brazilian midfielder has only managed to be directly involved in nine goals with his time as a Red Devil becoming increasingly likely to end soon.
Leading journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed earlier this month that Lazio have opened talks with United for the attacking midfielder.
Lazio have offered a loan with buy option to Manchester United for Andreas Pereira. #MUFC are open to loan him out – but there’s still no agreement about how to share his salary. 🔴 @SkySport #MUFC #Lazio https://t.co/tWwu3xdBoL
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 28, 2020
The latest in this rapidly developing saga comes from Lazio sporting director Tare who addressed his side’s next two matches today in Amatrice for the Manlio Scopigno-Felice Pulici Prize as quoted by Tutto Mercato Web said: “Atalanta and Inter? To say that they are two fundamental matches is too much, four players are missing. that must arrive. Pereira will arrive in two or three days.”