Fulham have made Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira their second senior summer signing – confirmed the Brazilian international’s arrival at Craven Cottage this afternoon in a deal understood to be worth an initial £8m.
The 26 year-old creative midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Flamengo, leaves Old Trafford after a decade with Manchester United, where he made 75 senior appearances and scored six goals. Pereira was previously the source of some friction between former Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic and the club’s hierarchy in 2016 when the Serbian was denied the opportunity to sign him on loan.
Pereira, who has signed a four-year deal with Fulham holding an option to extend his contract by a further twelve months, told the club’s official website that he was excited to have another opportunity to prove himself in the Premier League:
“I’m very happy to be here and I can’t wait to start the season with Fulham. I want to help Fulham as much as I can to be where they belong. Marco Silva was very important for this. I spoke a lot with him, and he was a key factor in me being here.”
Pereira featured prominently under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, whilst also starring in Spanish loan spells with Granada and Valenica, who finished in the La Liga top four. He could make his first Fulham appearance during the Algarve Trophy, with the Whites in action against Nice in Faro on Saturday night.