Because Andreas Pereira (26) has completely disappeared from view at Manchester United in recent years, he went to Flamengo on loan this season. The Brazilian club had also stipulated a purchase option in that lease, but ultimately decided not to exercise it. The Duffel-born Brazilian will return to Manchester this summer.
It is still unclear whether Andreas Pereira will actually play for Manchester United again. Brand new trainer Erik Ten Hag already indicated that the Belgian Brazilian will get his chance during the preparation. Although Pereira himself would be open to a departure, if he can also collect more playing minutes.
Born in Duffel, international at Brazil
Andreas Pereira has a Brazilian father, Marcos, who moved to Belgium thirty years ago to build his football career. Marcos Pereira would eventually play here for eighteen years and play for KV Mechelen and Sint-Truiden, among others.
Son Andreas grew up like this in Belgium and has also gone through all the youth series of the Red Devils. Until he decided when he was seventeen that he would rather represent his father’s country. He would eventually succeed once, in 2018.
Pereira is currently under contract with Manchester United for another year. But United would let him leave on an offer of eight million euros. One of the clubs that wants to put that on the table is Besiktas. The Turkish club could use some Duffel-Brazilian flair – after sixth place this season.