Rumors in the European media on Friday suggest that Everton have set their sights on a raid for Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira.
Of course, it has proven to be a summer of change in the blue half of Merseyside.
After a totally disappointing campaign last time, which, despite promising so much, eventually culminated in a 10th place in the Premier League, Carlo Ancelotti opted to end his short stint at the Toffees in June.
The Italian, who had been seen as the ideal candidate to guide the club into a prosperous new era, left Everton on high, to secure a return to Spain with Real Madrid.
The hierarchy of the Blues, in turn, was left with the difficult task of replacing their decorated boss, with a large number of tacticians, following the departure of Ancelotti, after having taken the reins of the club.
In the end, however, despite considerable backlash from the club’s fans, Farhad Moshiri and company. chose to move for Rafael Benítez, since the Spanish had put pen on paper in a period of three years treatment back in Merseyside:
Our new manager. pic.twitter.com/1FulLthzyF
– Everton (@Everton) June 30, 2021
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The Benitez era, of course, is now well under way, with the former Napoli manager currently in the process of putting his new positions to the test, ahead of the rapidly approaching Premier League season.
The Toffees are set to kick off their campaign in a Premier League meeting with Southampton on Saturday afternoon.
And the new club manager, for his part, has already dedicated himself to putting his personal stamp on the Everton squad, with star midfielder James Rodríguez, according to widespread reports, who is not part of Benítez’s plans.
On the revenue front, meanwhile, the Toffees have sealed the reduced price offers to all Asmir Begovic, Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend.
– Everton (@Everton) July 24, 2021
And, as described above, a new name was proposed on Friday to make the switch to Goodison before the transfer window closes later this month.
The player in question? Andreas Pereira.
Brazilian midfielder Pereira has just come off a largely disappointing 2020/21 campaign, which saw him handle just a trio of Serie A starts during a loan stint with Lazio.
In turn, the 25-year-old has returned to the parent club, Manchester United.
Yet with players like Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay and Fred comfortably ahead of Pereira in the midfield pecking order at Old Trafford, it always seemed likely that the South American would finally move once more this summer.
And now, according to a report by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Everton have stepped up.
Los Toffees, among many other clubs, seem eager to get Pereira’s signature as part of a loan deal. Those in a position of power in Manchester, however, would prefer a final sale.
Everton have approached Manchester United for Andreas Pereira. Many clubs are interested in signing Andreas on loan, Manchester United continues to prioritize permanent sales 🇧🇷 #EFC #MUFC @mattemoretto
According to @fredcaldeira, Flamengo requested the transfer of Andreas Pereira sharing his salary. 🔴
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 13, 2021
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