Leeds United will have one eye on the summer transfer window and Manchester United man Andreas Pereira should be considered an unlikely, but quality, option.
There is no love lost between Leeds United and Manchester United, that much we know for certain.
The two sides bitter rivalry goes way back before the birth of the Premier League into the 20th Century and beyond. It is fierce, it is unrelenting, and it is not slowing anytime soon – especially if Marcelo Bielsa mounts a successful push into the top flight.
But could there be the briefest respite if United loan out one of their brightest talents to West Yorkshire?
Andreas Pereira has been one of the standout prospects in Manchester United’s revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has recently been rewarded with an extension on his current contract, pending a four-year deal which could include a promise to go out on loan as makeweight (as per The Sun).
That being said, a move to Elland Road to help Leeds, should they achieve promotion, would be an ideal move for both parties.
The 23-year-old featured in their behemoth win over Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League and has continued to play a key role in midfield when replacing the missing Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.
He has experience at the top level, as well as sufficient enough dynamism, skill, technical ability, and energy, to make a switch into a considerably more challenging environment under Marcelo Bielsa.
Indeed, as far as we are concerned the move would make perfect sense.
A loan deal would be significantly less of a burden should Leeds be relegated the following season – helping to avoid the tumultuous drop into financial instability, and it would inject serious quality into the forward areas of the pitch Leeds – an area where Leeds are undoubtedly struggling.
Leeds United fans, despite the rivalry, would you take Andreas Pereira on loan next season in the Premier League? Let us know in the comments below…
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