Fulham signed Andreas Pereira from Manchester United for £10m plus add-ons 

Andreas Pereira of Manchester United, at Old Trafford against Everton
Andreas Pereira of Manchester United, at Old Trafford against Everton - IMAGO / Colorsport

Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira has signed for newly promoted side Fulham for a reported £10 million fee, plus up to £3m in add-ons.

The transfer brings an end to a frustrating time at Manchester United, and he put pen to paper over a four-year deal at Craven Cottage, where he becomes the second signing of the window for Marco Silva’s Championship.

Despite being a Manchester United player for the past ten years, the 26-year-old’s move marks the player’s return to the Premier League after two seasons on loan at Lazio and Flamengo.

The Brazilian midfielder featured only 75 times for Manchester United and had four spells on loan during that time. He had loan spells at Granada, Valencia and Lazio, before spending last season at Brazilian side Flamengo, where he played more minutes in one season than he managed in his entire United career. 

After signing for the Cottagers, Pereira told the Club’s official website

“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.”

Fulham co-owner Tony Khan added: 

“It’s a tremendous pleasure to welcome Andreas Pereira to Fulham! 

“Andreas is a very talented player, and he’s excited to join Fulham and work with our great coach, Marco Silva.

“We believe that Andreas will be a valuable asset for the Club, and he’ll be an important part of our squad as we prepare for our return to the Premier League! Come on Fulham!”

Pereira is Fulham’s second signing this summer after Joao Palhinha, who arrived from the Portuguese side Sporting for a £20m fee. 

The Cottager are reportedly pursuing deals for Israeli winger Manor Solomon, Wolfsburg full-back Kevin Mbabu, and Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.