Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has confirmed that he's rejected a new contract offer from the club, reports Goal.com.
The 19-year-old, who made his debut for the club under the Louis van Gaal regime in the loss to League One outfit MK Dons earlier this season, looks set for a bright future in the game, but could now be heading out of the Old Trafford exit door sooner rather than later.
Pereira runs out of contract at the Theatre of Dreams at the end of this campaign, and has admitted that he's considering his options as he looks to progress his career.
In fact, he's revealed that he has received an offer from Italian giants Juventus, which would ultimately see him link up with former Red Devils teammate Paul Pogba.
Stuck in Manchester
Speaking to Tuttosport, the talented midfielder said: "Right now, though, I'm stuck at United. My agent is evaluating the offers that have come to us, including from Juventus, but this is not a secret as it is not a secret that I've refused my current club's latest offer.
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"Of course I know the Italian league and I certainly would not be sorry to play there - it is one of the best. Then if I could do it with Pogba, it would be even more interesting.
"But, I would point that I have not yet made a decision. Together with my entourage I'm considering all proposals that have been made.
"Before making a decision I will have to evaluate many things, not only the economic aspect, which is important but will be not decisive for my final decision."
It appears, then, that his Manchester United career is coming to an end, but it remains to be seen as to whether the Red Devils hierarchy make another attempt to keep him at the club.
There's no doubt about it, the prospect of Pereira moving on certainly has similarities to Pogba's switch to Juventus back in 2012. And if Pereira does move to the Serie A giants, then he may well partner the Frenchman in the middle of the park in Turin at some point in the future.
It's not a surprise
Ultimately, though, it's not entirely surprising that the youngster is looking to move on as he will be desperate to secure first team football in the not too distant future. At the end of the day, the teenager has had to take a back seat despite watching the likes of Adnan Januzaj, James Wilson, Tyler Blackett, Paddy McNair and Co. flourish in the first team in recent time.
His time in Manchester appears to be coming to an end before really getting started and it's something the Old Trafford management may live to regret.
Manchester United fans: Should your club do more to keep Pereira? Is he good enough for the first team? Have your say in the comments section below!
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