Andreas Pereira’s father – also agent – has told French reporters that a move to Paris Saint-Germain would be a great move for his son, Le10sport report.
According to the renowned paper Le10sport, the Belgian-born midfielder has been linked with a January move to the French capital after failing to impress at Old Trafford.
Pereira joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2011, but it wasn’t until this season that he finally made his senior debut as he came off the bench during Louis van Gaal’s side’s League Cup defeat at MK Dons.
That has been his one and only first-team appearance for United and his father has bemoaned his lack of chances, revealing that a move to reported suitors PSG could enhance his development further.
“All I can say is that my son wants to play to progress and at the moment that’s not happening,” Pereira’s father was quoted as saying by Le10sport.
“Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world, but if the directors agree to let him move this winter then PSG would be a very good club for Andreas.”
Should Manchester United look to keep hold of Andreas Pereira?
Pereira’s contract at Old Trafford expires in this summer so the club need to decide now whether they see him as a long-term option.
Boss Louis van Gaal does have a number of midfield options available, but Darren Fletcher’s likely departure and Michael Carrick’s age does mean there is room to add more.
However, the Dutch coach might prefer to sign a bigger name with more calibre rather than look to fill the gaps from within – a situation which would all-but rule out Pereira’s future involvement at the club.
The Brazilian U20 international evidently has ability, and it would be wise for United to seek a sale now rather than allowing the player to leave on a free transfer in the summer if they have their minds set.