Manchester United's Andreas Pereira Flies Out for Lazio Medical Ahead of Loan Move

Oct 1, 2020, 3:15 PM GMT+1
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Andreas Pereira is set for a loan move to Lazio | Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has flown to Rome to complete his medical, ahead of his loan move to Lazio.

The 24-year-old has struggled for first team football of late, starting just two Premier League games since the coronavirus enforced shutdown. Overall, the Brazilian has made 75 appearances for United in all competitions, scoring just four goals.

Andreas Pereira
Pereira has never really caught the eye for Manchester United | Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

In a bid to resurrect his stuttering career, Perreira is set to go out on loan to Lazio with the Daily Mail reporting that he flew out to Italy for his medical on Wednesday afternoon. Earlier that day, he said his farewells to his teammates as the Red Devils' Carrington training ground.

It is uncertain if Perreira will play for United again. Although, the Belgium born playmaker has three years left to run on his Old Trafford contract, his loan deal does include an option to buy clause worth £24.5m.

Perreira had been eager to remain with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad this season. However, with Donny van de Beek's arrival from Ajax further increasing competition for places, he has instead decided to try his luck in Serie A.

Lazio will be hoping he helps them to again mount a serious title challenge. The Eagles finished just five points behind champions Juventus last season and have already strengthen with the arrivals Verdat Muriqi and Pepe Reina.

Perreira is unlikely to be the only United player deaprting Old Trafford before the transfer window slams shut later this month. Chris Smalling remains keen on a move to Roma, where he had a frruiitful loan spell last season. The deal is likely to happen with the clubs still in negoiations over a transfer fee.

Fellow centre-back Marcos Rojo is also understood to be attracting some interest but he is not certain to shipped out any time soon.