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Nomadic Man Utd flop given route out of Old Trafford despite collapse of proposed deal

Andreas Pereira Flamengo 2022 TEAMtalk1

Clubs in Spain and the Netherlands may be set to help out Manchester United after a move for Andreas Pereira to Flamengo reportedly fell through.

Pereira, 26, is currently on a year-long loan with the Brazilian outfit. He made 24 appearances and scored five goals in all competitions during the 2021 campaign. And the man with one Brazil cap to his name has enjoyed seven starts in 2022 to date.

It seemed as though things were progressing nicely for the midfielder to complete a permanent move to the Maracana. However, recent reports claim the South Americans will send him back to Old Trafford when his deal expires.

It has been previously suggested that a €10m fee had been agreed between the two clubs. However, a few high-profile mistakes by the schemer seem to have clouded the issue.

ESPN are reporting that a permanent move to Flamengo is now unlikely but other clubs are willing to step in. The clubs are not named but are said to be from LaLiga and the Eredivisie.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer December 2021

Whether they meet United’s asking price is another matter. Pereira is under contract with the north-west giants until the summer of 2023 but is unlikely to play for United again.

Pereira a failed United experiment

Pereira joined the Manchester United youth setup in 2011 and made his first-team debut in the 2014-2015 campaign. Having struggled to secure a starting berth, he spent time on loan with Granada in 2016-17 and Valencia the following season.

And the increased game time seemed to do the trick as the Belgian-born star saw more action back at the Theatre of Dreams. He enjoyed 22 appearances in all competitions during 2018-19 and 40 the following season.

But Lazio took him on loan in October 2020 before his latest foray overseas. Former United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to offer Pereira a way back to the club.

Man Utd manager Ralf Rangnick

But the fact he is now out of the picture means an exit for the much-travelled player is also on the cards. He may not stay at Flamengo beyond this year but there appear to be suitors waiting in the wings.

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