Tuesday is turning out to be quite the busy day for Manchester United. Earlier, it emerged that the club were attempting to hijack Olympique Lyon’s deal to sign Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord.
Now, it has been suggested that there is some activity on the midfield front. Erik ten Hag’s priority this summer is to strengthen that area, with several senior departures leaving him light. Frenkie de Jong is his prime target and United are progressing in a deal to sign the 25-year-old.
Andreas Pereira is one of the players United could sell to raise funds for incomings and now, it’s being reported that the Brazilian is closing in on a move to newly-promoted Fulham.
That’s according to 90min, who say that the London club have been allowed to negotiate personal terms with the midfielder after a fee was agreed with United.
Pereira is currently on loan at Flamengo but his season-long arrangement is due to expire next week and although the Brazilian club are keen on keeping him, it now looks like this Thursday’s game against Tolima could be his final appearance.
United are not working with an unlimited budget this summer and Ten Hag will want to maximise his transfer kitty as he prepares for sizeable surgery on his side.
The Dutchman will likely want to strengthen most areas and generating cash flow through sales will be crucial to those plans. Pereira’s sale, with one year left on his contract, could boost United’s hopes of adding quality to the squad.