Manchester United make request as cut-price Andreas Pereira transfer set to become official
Manchester United have asked for 25 per cent of any future transfer fee for Andreas Pereira, as the Brazilian’s move to Flamengo finally looks set to go through.
United officials are said to be sorting out the final details for the permanent transfer of the 26-year-old midfielder.
Brazilian journalist Vene Casagrande, speaking on SBT, via Sport Witness, claims the clubs are currently “exchanging documents” with the deal set to be official very soon.
Pereira, who was born in Belgium, was loaned to Flamengo until the summer. Flamengo had a buying option as part of the deal set at €20m, but despite his success for the club they were unwilling to pay that sum for the player.
ESPN report that Flamengo had a £6.7m offer for Pereira rejected in January. But they returned to the negotiating table and Casagrande says the move is being done for around £8.85m.
Flamengo are keen to get a deal done for a player who scored four goals in 75 appearances for United.
United though are “demanding 25 per cent of a future move” to get Pereira out of the club.
BOLETIM DO ESPORTE ⚽️ | Flamengo e Manchester United vão oficializar em breve a finalização do processo de compra do jogador Andreas Pereira por cerca de 10,5 milhões de euros. #sbtsportsrio #sbtrio #sbtsports @venecasagrande pic.twitter.com/i3VVDo0M3N
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Pereira wants Brazil move
Pereira, whose contract expires at United in the summer, is desperate to stay in Brazil.
The midfielder has enjoyed his time there, aside from a costly error in the Copa Libertadores final.
He told ESPN in December: “My desire has always been to stay here at Flamengo, and now we are going to do everything.
“We are going to talk to President Landim and Marcos Braz to make this possible. Of course, I have a feeling that I owe the fans a title.”
The former Lazio loanee is on around £50,000 a week at United. He will take a big pay cut at Flamengo.
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