Date: 7th November 2011 at 6:09pm
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Manchester United 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 academy since he was nine.

Pereira started playing football at KVSK Lommel in Belgium before moving to PSV and the youngster spoke to Dutch 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 United were not the only interested party, with ArsenalChelsea and Liverpool 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 United is my dream team to play for,” he added.

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

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3 responses to “United secure signature of talented playmaker”

  1. Adam says:

    Good luck to the boy, but I’m not holding my breathe about seeing this kid long-term. We’ve hardly seen any of these foreign kids come through. Only Rafeal and Fabio have managed it. Welbeck and Cleverley are both Man Utd kids, but these foreign signings never seem to come through.

  2. victor ganso says:

    I think he’s a talented midfielder and will help Man United if wel utiised.