Now that Andreas Pereira is likely to start featuring regularly for Manchester United, it’s time for him to make a big decision, and choose what national team he wants to play for.
Despite being born in Belgium, the midfielder is the son of a Brazilian couple, speaks fluent Portuguese and is even a Santos FC fan.
Andreas has played for Belgium’s U-15, U-16 and U-17 levels, but then changed teams, having featured for Brazil’s U-20 and U-23 teams.
But he could now play for Belgium again, according to outlet UOL this Wednesday. The website claims that he was watched by manager Roberto Martinez during Manchester United’s match against Leicester City last week, and could be called up in the next few days.
UOL claims that according to people close to the player, Andreas’ preference is to play for Brazil. The website also contacted Cléber Xavier, assistant of manager Tite, who said they will only talk about names next Friday.
But that could be too late. As pointed out by the report, Brazil have already lost Jorginho, who chose to play for Italy due to the lack of chances to represent his home country.