Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has once again stressed his intention to remain at Valencia for the entirety of the 2017/18 season. The Brazil youth international joined the Mestalla outfit on a season-long loan prior to the Spanish transfer deadline on September 1.
Pereira, 21, had not featured in the opening three Premier League games in August, and this urged him to pursue a move to Valencia where he would be assured of regular playing time.
However, United followed to endure injuries to midfield trio Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick – a situation which has benefited young graduate Scott McTominay in recent months.
In an interview with SuperDeporte, Pereira stressed that he wants to continue his progress with Valencia, despite United having an option to recall him during the January transfer window.
He said: “In my head I want to be here, help Valencia until June. It is the thought with which I came. I know that I have this clause in the assignment contract and now I have to wait to see. But my mind is focused on Valencia and I want to stay here.”
Pereira contributed five goals and three assists during his year-long spell with Granada last term, and he has continued his good form this campaign with one goal and three assists in just nine appearances.
The Belgium-born midfielder is currently contracted to Manchester United until the summer of 2019, but a recent report from The Independent has suggested that he could be offered in a player-plus-cash deal to sign Los Che winger Carlos Soler in the New Year.