Flamengo 'WITHDRAW' £9m offer to sign Man Utd midfielder Andreas Pereira in last-minute transfer U-turn

FLAMENGO have withdrawn their offer to sign Manchester United outcast Andreas Pereira in a dramatic U-turn, reports suggest.

According to Esporte, the Brazilian giants looked set to bid almost £9million for Pereira, who has been playing for them on loan since last year, but had a change of heart at the eleventh hour.


The midfielder's lacklustre performances in the last two months combined with the club's legal issues with the Central Bank are said to be behind the withdrawal.

Flamengo president Rodolfo Landim has pulled the brakes on all signings until the court case is concluded.

This comes after club representatives Marcos Braz and Bruno Spindel flew to Manchester in February to negotiate a deal with United.

But even during that time, Braz and Spindel were warned by other Flamengo officials that this investment would be risky.

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Pereira has struggled for game time this season with only ten appearances under his belt.

The Brazilian has seen himself sidelined to the bench in the last two months.

The 26-year-old hasn't been able to convince United to hold on to him ever since his arrival from PSV Eindhoven in 2011.

Even though the versatile midfielder earned a senior call-up three years later he has been loaned around to Granada, Valencia, Lazio and now Flamengo.

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Pereira, who has played once for Brazil, has thus only scored four goals and provided five assists in 75 appearances for United.

He has registered five goals and one assist in 34 matches across all competitions for Flamengo.

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