Andreas Pereira Set to Leave Old Trafford This Summer

Aug 14, 2020, 5:54 PM GMT+1
Andreas Pereira
Pereira has found regular minutes hard to come by since the restart | Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

Andreas Pereira is ready to end his nine-year stay at Old Trafford this summer, having been dissatisfied with his playing time.

Pereira, who signed a new four-year contract last season, has made 40 appearances for the Red Devils this season, scoring twice.

However, since the restart and the subsequent return of Paul Pogba to the starting lineup, the 24-year old has played just 62 minutes in all competitions and is seeking a move away from Manchester in this summer's transfer window, according to Esporte Interativo.

The Brazilian site report that Solskjaer wants Pereira to stay, but the midfielder has already made his mind up, with his agent making contact with clubs in Portugal, Spain, and Germany.

Pereira has previous experience playing in La Liga, spending two years out on loan at Granada and Valencia. It was at the former where he enjoyed his best goalscoring season, netting five times in 35 league appearances.

Andreas Pereira
Pereira previously played in La Liga | Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images

Should the player wish to stay in England, he will not lack options, with Everton, West Ham and Newcastle all reportedly showing interest.

A move to West Ham could see Pereira reunite with former boss David Moyes, who was in charge at Old Trafford while the Brazilian was in the Under-21s.

Should he complete a transfer to Everton, he will face stiff competition for a starting place. The Toffees already have Fabian Delph, Tom Davies, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andre Gomes, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin competing for central midfield spots.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andreas Pereira
The Brazilian wouldn't be a guaranteed starter at Everton | Visionhaus/Getty Images

However, a summer transfer for Pereira could depend on Man Utd's incomings during this window.

The club are still working to complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, and have also been linked with moves for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish and Ajax man Donny van de Beek.

However, should none of these transfers materialise, it could leave the Red Devils lacking depth in midfield or out on the wings, meaning that injuries to key players could give Pereira more minutes on the pitch.