Inflated purchase price of in-form Manchester United man revealed

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Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira’s purchase price has been revealed by an outlet in Brazil.

Pereira, who has struggled to assert himself at Old Trafford in recent years, was loaned out in the summer.

The midfielder, who is facing a six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil, joined Flamengo on a season-long loan in August.

And the 25-year-old has hit the ground running in Brazil with two goals in eight appearances. He has become a regular for the Rio de Janeiro-based team.

The local press have been raving over Pereira’s impact and the club are understood to be delighted with the Belgium-born star. However, he may have to sit on the sidelines after allegedly breaching strict Covid-19 rules.

Under current legislation in Brazil everyone travelling from the United Kingdom to the country must self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.

But Pereira allegedly only spent seven days in quarantine before joining up with Flamengo.

That may well knock Pereira off course, but his early-season form is such that Flamengo are set to try and purchase the player in 2022.

Initially it was reported that Flamengo would have to pay around €15m to make the purchase.

Now UOL, via Sport Witness suggest the clause in the loan deal is actually €20m. That clause can be triggered any time until the end of June, when the loan from Manchester United expires.

It was reported by Fabrizio Romano that Flamengo negotiated a loan deal with no loan fee for Pereira. Instead, Pereira’s wages are being split between the two clubs, as opposed to Man Utd paying 100 percent.

Additionally, Man Utd have negotiated a 20 percent sell-on clause on any future sale.

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Yorke told Goal: “When you play for this club and you’re not doing the business and your form dips for whatever reason you’re going to be under scrutiny.

“He’s got to buckle down really if he has a future at this football club.

“He’s undoubtedly got immense talent and all the attributes we like to see in an attacking player. And there’s no question he can be that vital player for us. But at the moment he’s not in the squad and he’s got to find a way to get back into the team.”

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