Valencia’s attempt to sign Andreas Pereira from Manchester United was a real failure, and even a disappointment for the local media. Several local outlets reported the deal was close, with some websites even claiming it was all done.
It didn’t happen, especially due to Manchester United’s reluctance in letting the player go. However, today, there’s another Spanish source saying it was the La Liga side who didn’t accept some of the conditions.
Hugo Ballester from Cope (via Radio Taronja) claims Manchester United wanted to make sure that Pereira would have enough game time in Spain, and tried to include a clause of a minimum number of appearances in the contract. But Valencia turned it down.
In the past month, Sport Witness were able to report several times that Manchester United weren’t keen on letting the player go on another loan.
Despite not giving Pereira any minutes this season, José Mourinho still thinks the midfielder can be useful this year.