The talks between Flamengo and Manchester United for the transfer of Andreas Pereira are moving forward, according to claims from Brazil.
Globo Esporte says the Red Devils have sent ‘positive signals’ for a one-year loan, and the clubs now discuss the terms for the move.
Flamengo and Manchester United are said to be currently negotiating the percentage that each club will pay of the midfielder’s salary, and the price for a buying option.
The website says all parties are optimistic about the deal and believes it’s a ‘matter of time’ until the move is done. However, they know those final details ‘aren’t simple’ as even competition from European sides could harm the chances of an agreement.
Globo Esporte says the talks are being handled by agent Kia Joorabchian, who had ‘an important role of persuasion’ to convince Pereira that moving to Brazil ‘wouldn’t be a step back in the market’ for him.
The report says Flamengo initially wanted to pay 50% of his salary, but Manchester United demanded to negotiate the percentage.
It’s claimed that in the offers from Everton and Fenerbahce, the Red Devils wouldn’t need to pay his wages, but the player now has the preference for a move to Brazil, and that’s weighing in the situation.