Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have shudders going down their spine as talkSPORT explained how Juventus are on the brink of snapping up another youngster from their academy.
The decision to let Paul Pogba go is still haunting United as he is considered as one of the most exciting talents in the world.
But this time around, 19-year-old, Andreas Pereira is considering a move to the Serie A side as he has turned down a new deal at Old Trafford.
The Belgium-born player is an attacking midfielder and has spent three-and-a-half years in the academy but could be on the brink of following in Pogba’s footsteps.
He is set to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season but Paris Saint-Germain have also shown an interest in the youngster.
“Everyone knows that Juve are a great club,” said Pereira. “I have spoken with Pogba many times, he is a good friend and he told me that I would be well served in moving to Turin, both personally and professionally, two important things for me.
“At this time I’m tied to United. My agent is evaluating the offers that have arrived, including that of Juventus, but it’s no secret. Just as it’s no secret that I have turned down the offers made by my current club.
“I know the Italian league and I certainly would not be disappointed to play there as is one of the best leagues. But I have not taken a decision yet.
“Alongside my entourage, I will evaluate all the offers that we have received and will evaluate many things before taking a decision. The financial aspect will be important but not crucial in making my decision.”
The midfielder made his debut for Manchester United as a substitute in the Red Devils’ embarrassing 4-0 League Cup defeat to MK Dons last year.
Punters over by the pool table in the Football Transfer Tavern are debating whether losing Pereira would be a big loss for the Red Devils, with the majority arguing he should be kept at the club for the future.
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