Manchester United have reportedly tried to get Joel Pereira out on loan elsewhere- but Hearts’ Old Trafford loanee isn’t going anywhere for now.
A recent report has claimed that Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes has agreed personal terms with the Red Devils (Telegraph). As part of a deal which is still being thrashed out, Sporting want a United player on loan or on a permanent transfer.
Hearts’ Pereira is one player that was reportedly offered.
Not taking the deal
It claims that the Portuguese club have turned down the chance to take the Jambos stopper on loan. Any deal that was brokered would obviously bring an end to Pereira’s Tynecastle stint six-months early.
Instead he looks set to stay in Gorgie for now at least. Pereira’s been the Hearts number one for the most part this term, featuring in 15 Premiership matches.
New manager Daniel Stendel has been ruthless with his trimming of the Jambos squad. The likes of Christophe Berra, Glenn Whelan, Aidan Keena, Jake Mulraney, Craig Wighton and fellow goalkeeper Colin Doyle have either been sold or demoted to the Reserve side.
Pereira is one man who looks set to stay, despite United’s reported moves elsewhere.