Monday, April 12, 2021

Man United transfer updates: Pereira, Dalot, and Smalling

Italian giants Lazio have confirmed the signing of Andreas Pereira from Manchester United. An official announcement is on its way in the coming days, it is a loan deal with the option to buy for €27 million.

According to reports, the Serie A side Lazio will pay more than half of wages for Pereira. The 24-year-old Brazilian versatile midfielder has failed to get a place in manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s squad this season. Pereira also failed to make a place in the Carabao Cup fixture against Luton Town.

Midfield playmaker, also strong on both wings played his last match in March. He is failed to even a substitute bench and has fallen behind the likes of Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, and Juan Mata in cup fixtures.

Lazio closing on Andreas Pereira

Andreas Pereira rises through the academy ranks at Manchester United, has spent two loan spells with Valencia and Granada before. He is departing Old Trafford after making 45 league appearances, scoring 2 goals, also featured for Brazilian National Team on one occasion.

AC Milan closing on Diogo Dalot with loan plus option to buy deal?

Another Manchester United fringe player is heading towards Serie A. Young full-back Diogo Dalot is reportedly closing on AC Milan move on the loan plus option to buy the deal.

AC Milan are in the market for a new right-back, also strongly linked with Tottenham Hotspur’s Serge Aurier. AC Milan are well-stocked on the right fullback options at San Siro. Both Davide Calabria and Andrea Conti will give strong competition to U-21 Portuguese international.

The summer transfer window is closing on 5th October, so it is expected of plenty of departures at Old Trafford. Out of favor right-back, Diogo Dalot has been struggling to make in starting eleven under the management of Solskjaer. The 21-year-old right-back impressed on his debut season under manager Jose Mourinho but has been overlooked in Solskjaer’s reign.

Last season’s mega-money signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s arrival has been a big bump on his development. Since then he has failed to gain a regular place on right back. This season he has yet to feature, failing behind Timothy Fosu-Mensah also as a back-up option to Wan-Bissaka.

Roma in for Chris Smalling with improved offer after Inter Milan cooled down their interest?

Another United player will be on his way to Serie A alongside Pereira and Dalot. Chris Smalling remained a key target for AS Roma in this window after a successful loan spell last season.

Italian giants had one offer of €12 million rejected last month, United demanding €19 million for the former England International. Now Roma are back with an improved offer of €15 million for the Smalling. United is likely to accept this offer as the transfer window is closing on soon.

Inter Milan are also interested in the 30-year-old central defender but now reportedly shut down their interest. Tottenham Hotspur are unwilling to pay €50 million for Milan Skriniar, looking for other alternative targets now. This has made Inter Milan keep Skriniar at San Siro, affecting their Smalling deal.


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