Manchester United transfer news: Midfielder departs for Fulham in £10million deal

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Fulham have raided Manchester United for midfielder Andreas Pereira as they attempt to build a squad capable of surviving in the Premier League. The Cottagers have become a classic 'yo-yo club' in recent times, bouncing between relegation from the Premier League and promotion from the Championship. They will attempt to make their most recent return to the top flight a lasting one this season, and Brazilian Pereira has been added to the squad on a four-year deal to help strengthen that bid. The 26-year-old, who progressed through the Old Trafford youth system after joining from PSV Eindhoven in 2011, has joined the Cottagers for an initial £8million and a further £2m in potential add-ons. Fulham have an option of an extra year in his contract which could tie to him to Craven Cottage until 2027. Pereira made 75 first-team appearances for United, who have loaned him out to Granada, Valencia, Lazio and Flamengo, but has left in search of more regular action. Pereira said on Fulham's website: "I'm very happy to be here and I can't wait to start the season with Fulham. "I want to help Fulham as much as I can to be where they belong. Marco Silva was very important for this. I spoke a lot with him, and he was a key factor in me being here." Meanwhile, Fulham owner Tony Khan added: "It's a tremendous pleasure to welcome Andreas Pereira to Fulham! Andreas is a very talented player, and he's excited to join Fulham and work with our great coach Marco Silva. "We believe that Andreas will be a valuable asset for the Club, and he'll be an important part of our squad as we prepare for our return to the Premier League! Come on Fulham!"

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