Man Utd keen to trigger surprise clause in Leicester star’s contract

Date published: Friday 27th December 2019 8:04

Manchester United may try to prise away Ricardo Pereira from Leicester City next summer, according to reports in France.

Pereira has been one of Leicester’s key players during his 18 months with the club so far, earning their Player of the Season award at the end of his first campaign and continuing his positive form this term.

However, there are claims that his time at the King Power Stadium could be curtailed at the end of this year, as Le10 Sport suggest that Paris Saint-Germain will rival Man Utd for his signature.

PSG are on the lookout for a successor to Thomas Meunier, who will be out of contract in June, and have identified Pereira as a possible target.

The right-back previously spent two seasons on loan in Ligue 1 with Nice, and it is believed he would be open to a return to France.

However, Man Utd are also said to be interested, despite spending ¬£50m on fellow full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the most recent transfer window. Pereira’s versatility and ability to play as a winger also appeals to the Old Trafford hierarchy.

There is also interest in Pereira from Serie A, amid claims he has a release clause that will be valid from summer 2020.

Leicester are refusing to sell the Portugal international in January, but the presence of the unspecified clause from next summer may give interested parties hope of capturing his signature.


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