On Thursday, Brazilian outlet TNT Sports revealed that a couple of clubs are interested in signing Andreas Pereira from Manchester United this summer.
It was claimed that Fenerbahce, along with an unnamed Premier League side, are following the 25-year-old, who looks for a place where he can have regular playing time.
Now it turns out that the very same TNT Sports features an interview with Pereira. Reporter Fred Caldeira, who also broke the news about his future, spoke to the midfielder about his plans.
First quizzed about what he wants for his career right now, the player confirmed that he’s looking to get as many minutes as possible.
“I’m ready to play, I’m not a boy anymore. I’m a man ready to take responsibility,” Andreas Pereira told TNT Sports.
“I’m sure that with playing time and continuity as a starter in my position, I can show what I’ve done at the academy, I can score more goals and make assists. A player of my position needs the confidence to play and the freedom to dare on the field.”
Regarding his future at Manchester United, Pereira didn’t make it clear if he’d like to stay or leave the club.
“In Manchester or elsewhere, the time has come to play, to have at least an hour per game on the field, to have the confidence to play. I want to be happy, to feel important.
“We are focused on looking for the best for my career. That’s what my staff thinks. And I know United want the same.”
On Fenerbahce’s interest, the midfielder confirmed that it would be a good option for him.
“I leave the negotiations to my agent. If the interest is true, it would be great to talk to interested teams and see the project for my career, the importance I will have in the squad and future projection.
“About Fenerbahce, it’s a country with people passionate about football. And Alex is one of my idols in the position, it would be nice to wear his shirt. Why not? But it all depends on what they want for my career, as well as other interested clubs.”
Pereira was also asked to give a tip about Paul Pogba’s future. But he didn’t have a lot to say about that.
“(Laughs)…I hope he makes the best choice for himself and his family. He deserves the best things in the world, he’s an amazing guy.”