As the transfer deadline closes in, Manchester United successfully transferred a midfielder to Serie A team, Lazio.
Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira successfully completed a one-year loan transfer to Serie A club Lazio. The 24-year-old passed his medical examination in Rome on Friday.
Bruno Fernandes joined United in the winter transfer season in January from Sporting Lisbon. Consequently, the arrival of the Portuguese forced Pereira to leave Old Trafford and look for a bright future.
The Red Devils’ boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained the arrival of Fernandes. Furthermore, he also stated that Andreas will have more opportunities outside the club.
When asked about the Brazilian’s move to Italy, he said: “Yes, definitely. They’re a big club, Lazio. Andreas needs to play regularly.
“He started last season really well and played loads of games. 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.”
Life of Pereira.
Pereira joined United back in 2011 from Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven. Although, the new signing from Lisbon made things difficult for him.
Born in Belgium, the 24-year-old played his early international career with Belgium U-15, U-16, and U-17. Though, in 2014, the midfielder started playing for his home country. He appeared for Brazil U-20, U-23, and the senior team.
Subsequently, Pereira played for 2 different clubs in two years. He moved to Granada on loan from United in 2016, making 35 appearances for the Spanish club. And later in 2017, the Brazilian played for Valencia on loan making 23 appearances in La Liga.
Pereira hopes to make his debut for the Serie A club on the weekend. Lazio plays against Inter Milan and the midfielder will push to gain a permanent place on Simone Inzaghi’s list.