‘It would be nice to wear his shirt’ – Andreas Pereira drops biggest hint yet he’s ready to leave United

Andreas Pereira is keen on a move to Turkish side Fenerbache.

The 25-year-old scored a beauty against Brentford, in Manchester United’s last pre-season friendly clash, and appears open to leaving the Red Devils before the end of the month.

Perhaps it was the alarm clock to say it’s time to go and make a career for myself.

The Brazil international is not going to get regular football at United and this is a crucial stage of his career.

“I’m ready to play, I’m not a boy anymore. I’m a man ready to take responsibility,” Pereira told TNT Sports.

“I’m sure that with playing time and continuity as a starter in my position, I can show what I’ve done at the academy, I can score more goals and make assists. A player of my position needs the confidence to play and the freedom to dare on the field.

“In Manchester or elsewhere, the time has come to play, to have at least an hour per game on the field, to have the confidence to play. I want to be happy, to feel important.

“We are focused on looking for the best for my career. That’s what my staff thinks. And I know United want the same.”

Pereira also made it clear that he would be interested in following in the footsteps of compatriot Alex by joining Fenerbahce.

The Manchester United midfielder added: “I leave the negotiations to my agent. If the interest is true, it would be great to talk to interested teams and see the project for my career, the importance I will have in the squad and future projection.

“About Fenerbahce, it’s a country with people passionate about football. And Alex is one of my idols in the position, it would be nice to wear his shirt. Why not? But it all depends on what they want for my career, as well as other interested clubs.”

TNT Sports, who conducted the exclusive interview with Pereira, ran a report on Friday suggesting Fenerbahçe have made an offer to sign the United academy graduate. Apparently the Reds want £25m for his signature but the Turkish side are unable to afford such a transfer fee this summer.

Meanwhile, Fotomac claim that Fenerbache want to sign Pereira on loan.

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