Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has sent a come get me plea to Italian Serie A side Lazio, after spending last season on loan with them.
Pereira didn’t seem to have a space in the crowded Manchester United midfield and was subsequently sent out on loan to Lazio.
The 25-year-old no longer sees his future at Old Trafford and is now hopeful of returning to Lazio permanently.
According to Pereira, he felt the passion of the Lazio supporters while playing for the Serie A side and he’d want to experience that again.
Speaking to Italian outlet GianlucaDiMarzio.com, the Belgian-born Brazil international said: “I know I could do even better if I was given more space.
“Even the fans agree, they wrote me about it on social networks.
“At Lazio I have always given my best in the time I was granted. I think my performance could be better if I had more minutes and more freedom to play. When you come in at the end of the game, the task you have to do tactically is not the best.
“I’d like to go back to the Biancoceleste [Lazio] if I was given more time. Rome could be my definitive home, I had a great time.
“I love the style of play and the team spirit that exists in Serie A. Lazio have priority in my heart. But your country has won me over, why not come back one day if the opportunity arises?”
“The fans are the main reason for my passion for Lazio. Even without having them at the stadium, I was able to feel their affection in the streets and especially on social networks.”
Pereira also insisted that he’d want to play lots of football, as he concluded: “I hope next season will be the best of my life, I’m working towards it.
“Physically and mentally I’m ready to take responsibility on the pitch: I want to play.”