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Report claims Brendan Rodgers ‘tried’ to sign Andreas Pereira at Celtic

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Report claims Brendan Rodgers ‘tried’ to sign Andreas Pereira at Celtic

Andreas Pereira could now join the former Celtic boss at Leicester City.

According to The Sun, Manchester United are ready to offer Leicester City midfielder Andreas Pereira as part of a deal to sign Harry Maguire. United reportedly hope the inclusion of the Brazilian in any deal could bring down the cost of the transfer. A potential £90 million fee is quoted for the England international.

But why Pereira? Well, according to the report, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is a big fan of the player. In fact, Celtic’s former boss reportedly wanted to bring the Brazilian midfielder to Glasgow.

 

The report claims that Rodgers ‘tried to take’ the 23-year-old talent to Celtic during his time at Parkhead.

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Other than the occasional opinion post online, there are no tangible reports in the past of Celtic making a move for Pereira. It is therefore hard to pinpoint when exactly Celtic might have tried to sign the Belgian-born star.

The 23-year-old has long been heralded as a potential future star at Old Trafford, especially after loan spells at Granada and Valencia.

However, he is yet to establish himself as a playing regular for the Red Devils.

At Celtic, he could have easily become a star and it is a shame that Rodgers might finally be getting him now he is no longer in Glasgow. Maybe, one day, Pereira could still find himself in the green-and-white hoops. 

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