Flamengo wants to renegotiate loan terms for Manchester United ace Andreas Pereira
Transfer News: Flamengo wants to reduce the purchase option for Andreas Pereira
According to Globo Esporte (h / t Teamtalk), Flamengo wants to reduce the purchase option for Andreas Pereira. It is claimed that they want to renegotiate the terms of the loan. The Brazilian club are keen to buy the midfielder but at a lower price as they believe the current price is too high.
Previously, the 25-year-old was on loan at Lazio for a season as he was not in favor at Old Trafford. Following his loan transfer to Italy, the Brazilian was sent to Flamengo with an option to buy. Manchester United were hoping to get a return from the lender as it never worked for him at Manchester.
It was recently revealed that the call option in the contract is around 20 million euros. The Rio de Janeiro-based club want the midfielder permanently but are reluctant to activate the option. They are said to believe the price was a precaution against a possible increase in value.
The Brazil international is still under contract with the Red Devils until 2023, which means United are hoping to get a comeback on the failed transfer. The lender has had a good start to his Brazilian league career with three goals and one assist under his belt.
Having made 12 appearances so far, the Mengao is expected to be ready to buy it permanently. However, Man Utd receives a heavy blow as the club want to renegotiate the terms.
Flamengo, on the other hand, is only ready to activate the option if it feels there is competition from its direct rivals. However, if not, they think they can get it for a discount.
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Solskjaer’s side may have to accept the demands of the Brazilian club if they play it hard. However, they hope to receive a boost in the form of interest from other Brazilian clubs. Either way, it looks like Pereira’s future is in South America for now.