Andreas Pereira wants Flamengo to move

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has turned down the chance to join Everton and would like to return to his native Brazil with Flamengo.

The 25-year-old has returned to Old Trafford from a loan deal with Lazio but has made it clear that he is ready to leave the club this summer because he wants regular playing time.

Pereira fought with Lazio / Jonathan Moscrop / Getty Images

Both Everton and Flamengo have submitted loan proposals to United, with the former previously thought to lead the race due to their willingness to agree to a call option, but according to TNT Sports, Pereira is ready to leave England and return to Brazil.

Pereira believes that being back in his home country will increase his chances of earning a place in Brazil’s World Cup squad in 2022 and he has made it clear to Flamengo that they are his preferred choice.

The midfielder’s attitude is clear, but unfortunately for Pereira, United are not yet convinced of Flamengo’s bid.

United are ready to sell Pereira permanently while he still has two years left on his contract, but no suitors have come anywhere near their price, which was close to 22 million pounds just a few months ago.

Everton are the only bidder to offer a buy option, with Flamengo reluctant to agree to spend somewhere close to that kind of money on Pereira.

The ball is in United’s court on this one. With two weeks left of the transfer window, they have not yet found anyone willing to sign Pereira permanently and the 25-year-old’s determination to join Flamengo may limit their options.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær must find a solution / Henry Browne / Getty Images

In addition to solving Pereira’s future, United must also decide on a handful of other wingers.

At least one of Diogo Dalot or Brandon Williams is likely to leave, with the latter expected to be the lender, and young winger Amad Diallo is also looking for a temporary home for the rest of the season.

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