Report: Lazio to sign United's Andreas Pereira on loan with €27M buy option

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is set to join Lazio on loan with a €27-million option to buy, The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano reports.

Lazio will reportedly cover more than half of Pereira’s wages for the season.

The 24-year-old fell out of favor with United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and started just four times in the Premier League in 2020. Pereira signed a long-term contract with the Red Devils last summer but ultimately fell to the wayside when Portuguese international Bruno Fernandes arrived in January from Sporting Lisbon.

Pereira was previously linked with moves to Benfica and Valencia, where he spent the 2018-19 season on loan.

United may also sell right-back Diogo Dalot to AC Milan. Negotiations over a transfer are currently taking place, according to Romano.

Pereira, who’s capable of playing centrally and out wide, will offer Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi depth in attack.

The Belgian-born Brazilian is the club’s third major signing of the summer window after goalkeeper Pepe Reina and Turkish forward Vedat Muriqi.

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