Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to make some difficult decisions regarding incomings as well as outgoings this summer. In the current financial climate, Manchester United, just like every club across the globe, cannot be expected to bring too many players in before letting go of a few first. Andreas Pereira is one of the players who might end up leaving this summer.
Following the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, Pereira struggled for minutes at Old Trafford.
As a result, the Belgium-born Brazilian international joined Lazio on a season-long loan deal last summer. But he has not managed to find his feet there either.
And even if he ends up returning to the Red Devils in the summer from his loan spell, it feels unlikely that he will get too much game time there. Thus, a move away from Old Trafford might very well be in his future.
More from Manchester United News
- Aaron Wan Bissaka out for ‘several weeks’ with injury
- Sofyan Amrabat set to miss game against Brighton
- Preview: Manchester United vs Brighton – What you need to know
- Jadon Sancho set to train away from first team squad
- Mike Phelan blasts Manchester United teammates over Ronaldo exit
The Manchester United player opens door to future move to two Belgian clubs
Pereira’s contract at Lazio reportedly has an option to buy which is believed to be around €27 million. However, it feels unlikely that the Serie A club will take up that option with Pereira scoring just once and providing 4 assists in his 31 appearances for them, according to stats from Transfermarkt.
With Pereira’s loan spell at Lazio set to expire this summer, he would be returning to Old Trafford in that case. His contract with the Red Devils runs till the summer of 2023.
"‘The main thing is that I want regular playing time. So if Vincent Kompany was to phone me, or a club such as Club Brugge, it would depend on what kind of project they put forward, and what they have in mind.‘If it is something positive that fits with my own ideas, then why not?’"
It is worth pointing out that Vincent Kompany is currently the manager of Belgian giants Anderlecht.
Now, we have to wait and see where Pereira’s future lies. But for now, it does certainly feel like it will be away from Manchester United.