Manchester United have confirmed that midfielder Andreas Pereira has left the club to be a part of Lazio on loan for the rest of the season.
The 24-year-old spent the bulk of the summer time linked with a move away from Old Trafford, having struggled for minutes at United following the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January.
Lazio quickly took benefit of the state of affairs by opening negotiations, and United have confirmed on their official web site that Pereira will spend the remaining of the 2020/21 marketing campaign on loan with the Serie A side.
“Yes, definitely,” Solskjaer said when asked whether this was the right move for Pereira. “They’re a big club, Lazio. Andreas needs to play regularly.
“He started last season really well and played loads of games,” Solskjaer said. “You could see the confidence growing and see him developing but, after we signed Bruno, that position that Andy played in was taken because Bruno came in and had such an impact. We decided this is what was best for Andreas.”
There is not any affirmation from both United or Lazio of an possibility to buy, but The Guardian state that Lazio will have the choice to sign Pereira completely for £24.5m next summer time.
Pereira managed 40 appearances in all competitions for United last season, but noticed his position diminish as Fernandes stole the headlines. He featured simply twice in United’s final 12 Premier League games of the year, with both his appearances coming as a late substitute.
With Pereira struggling to make an impression on the first crew, United quickly grew to become keen to get his wages off the books this summer time. They had pushed for a everlasting exit but struggled to find a buyer, inteady being compelled to accept a loan.
For United, the focus in phrases of outgoings will now flip to discovering properties for different fringe players, with Chris Smalling, Diogo Galot and Phil Jones three of a number of players who could possibly be on the move before the transfer window closes.
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