Date: 7th November 2011 at 6:09pm
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Manchester have won the race to sign belgian teenager Andreas Hoelgebaum Pereira who will sign a three-and-a-half-year deal with the champions on January 1st when he turns 16.

The playmaker is currently at PSV Eindhoven, where he has been part of the youth since he was nine.

Pereira started playing football at KVSK Lommel in Belgium before moving to PSV and the youngster spoke to daily newspaper De Telegraaf.

“I am an offensive midfielder, a real number 10. Setting up my team mates, scoring and a good shot are my qualities.”

Manchester were not the only interested party, with  and  also in the market to sign the Belgium youth international, who is considered one of the biggest talents of his generation, but despite some hesitation Pereira preferred to join United.

“PSV knew that I was talking with some clubs and they respected my choice. I had some doubts but at the end Manchester is my dream team to play for,” he added.

Pereira has spoken with boss Ferguson already and will join the Under-19 side when he moves to Manchester in January.

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