Man United: Andreas Pereira says he wants to STAY at Flamengo after wonder strike for Brazilian side
Andreas Pereira, a Manchester United outcast, says he wants to STAY with Flamengo despite interest from Fulham and admits he loves the club after an impressive loan…
- Andreas Pereira of Manchester United has insisted that he join Flamengo . wants to stay
- The 26-year-old midfielder Pereira is loaned to the Brazilian top club for a year
- New Premier League lads Fulham have made £11million offer for United’s outcast
- But Pereira has said he wants to stay with Flamengo after scoring a miracle goal
- In June, United scouts sent out to see another player’s enthusiasm for his performance
Andreas Pereira has insisted he wants to stay at Flamengo amid transfer interests from Fulham.
The new Premier League boys, who won the league title last season, have bid £11million for the Manchester United midfielder.
But Pereira, 26, said he wants to stay with Brazil’s top club, where he has played 53 games and scored eight goals – after scoring a wonder goal in the Copa Libertadores.
The Belgian-born Brazilian crushed a stunning 25-yard strike in the 17th minute as Flamengo defeated hosts, Colombian side Deportes Tolima, 1-0 in their first round of 16 on Thursday.
He said: ‘I’m not the one who decides, it’s up to Man United. I’d love to stay with Flamengo, but it’s not in my hands. I will see what is best for me and the club.
Andreas Pereira has insisted he wants to stay at Flamengo amid Fulham transfer interests
The Manchester United star scored a miracle goal for the Brazilian side in the Copa Libertadores
‘I love Flamengo. We will speak and decide soon. My relationship between me and Flamengo has always been very good. This year has been incredible for me.
‘If it doesn’t work out, I always leave with my head held high. I love the club, I love Flamengo, I am Flamengo. I’ll be back in the future.’
Pereira made 75 appearances for United in all competitions in his eight years at the club, scoring four goals but playing just four seasons at Old Trafford, lending to Granada, Valencia, Lazio and now Flamengo.
The one-cap international still has a one-year contract with the Red Devils, but is an outcast at the club, which has not played since the 2019-2020 season.
Fulham have made £11million offer for United’s outcast but said he wants to stay with Flamengo
Manchester United scouts have spotlighted their own player Andreas Pereira after watching a match
United are hoping Pereira will agree personal terms with Fulham as the promoted side’s £11million offer is the best deal for United financially.
Earlier this month, Red Devils scouts sent to his teammate Joao Gomes to see how delighted he was with Pereira’s performance and said he was the best player on the pitch.
Flamengo head coach Dorival Junior said in June: ‘I hope he stays. Players of this level, players with this potential, are few in Brazil. I have no doubt that this boy can still grow a lot, he can evolve a lot. How will it happen? I don’t know.
“But it would be really nice if we can hold this boy, because he has a lot of qualities. He is a player who attracts attention in every way. He has growth potential, players of that level are scarce in this country at the moment.’