Flamengo are considering walking away from a deal to sign Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, according to reports. The midfielder joined the Brazilian club last summer but could now be set for a return to Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used the 26-year-old sparingly in his final year in charge of the club and a loan move was seen as good business for all parties involved and after impressing in his native Brazil, a permanent move to Flamengo has been touted as a real possibility.
There doesn’t seem to be any room for Pereira at Old Trafford as things stand but with a new manager expected to be named before the end of the season, a new evaluation of the squad may tip things in the Brazilian’s favour. Pereira’s current deal at United runs out in 2023.
Last week, there were reports that Flamengo were running the risk of missing out on the permanent signing of Pereira. These claims have now been backed up by South American outlet O Dia’s Venê Casagrande, via Sport Witness.
According to the report, Flamengo are now considering walking away from the deal after ‘reevaluating the investment’. Furthermore, a deal between the two clubs was said to be very advanced, with Flamengo even preparing statements on social media.
SN’s verdict on Pereira’s future…
As things stand, an extended stay with Flamengo seems unlikely and with just one year remaining on his deal at Old Trafford, it would be fair to assume that the club is likely to look for potential suitors.
Manchester United have a host of players looking likely to leave on free transfers and they cannot afford Pereira joining them as another free agent exit.
Circumstances could, however, change. A new manager will be appointed this summer and Pereira could be offered a final chance to rescue his career in the Premier League, albeit his chances are slim at the time of writing.