Andreas Pereira says he desires to stay at mortgage membership Flamengo regardless of new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag being eager to take a more in-depth have a look at him throughout pre-season this summer season.
The 26-year-old has not performed for the Crimson Devils since June 2020, becoming a member of Brazilian facet Flamengo on mortgage final August after spending the earlier season with Lazio.
He was extensively anticipated to depart United on a everlasting deal this summer season, with Flamengo having agreed a purchase clause, whereas Fulham have additionally made a proposal value £8.6million which may rise to £11m with add-ons.
However Ten Hag is believed to have requested for any determination over a switch to be delayed and knowledgeable Pereira that he would like to assess him in pre-season.
Nevertheless, the Brazilian seems to have little intention of continuous his profession at Previous Trafford – and even staying within the Premier League with Fulham – and has made it clear he desires to stay at Flamengo.
‘I’m not the one who decides, it’s as much as Manchester United,’ Pereira instructed reporters when requested about his future.
‘I wish to keep at Flamengo, however it’s not in my arms. I’ll see what’s greatest for me and the membership.
‘I like Flamengo. I’m going again to Brazil, I’ll discuss to individuals, my household and [vice-president of Flamengo] Marcos Braz, and we’ll see.’
He added: ‘My relationship with Flamengo has at all times been superb. This 12 months for me has been unbelievable.
‘If a [permanent transfer] doesn’t work out, I’ll depart with my head held excessive. I like the membership, I like Flamengo. If I depart now, I’ll come again sooner or later.’
Ten Hag reportedly sees Pereira as a participant who may adapt to his type of play and desires to incorporate him in United’s tour of Thailand and Australia subsequent month.
He solely has one 12 months left on his contract, nonetheless, so this summer season would symbolize United’s final probability to money in, whereas the Brazilian was beforehand pissed off by how under-used he was by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United are aiming to be very busy this summer season within the switch market, with an settlement almost reached to signal Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona whereas Ten Hag can be concentrating on former Ajax prices Antony and Lisandro Martinez.
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