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The young Portuguese goalkeeper has secured a loan deal for the remainder of the season to Hearts of the Scottish Premier League.

According to a statement on the clubs official website Manutd.com, Joel Pereira has gone a season-long loan to Hearts.

23-year-old Pereira is making the move, in an attempt to continue his development and obtain regular first-team football.

He has been a regular loanee in recent seasons. This will be his fifth such a move. His previous loans have been to:

Rochdale, Belenenses, Vitoria Setubal and Kortrijk.

Demi Mitchell a young defender who has come through the ranks at United has been on loan to Tynecastle on loan twice. The Academy directors at United feel he benefited from these loans and Pereira can too.

The Scottish team’s manager Craig Levein has a good working relationship with United. The club ave said they hope the goalkeeper can benefit from his time in Edinborough.

He was part of the traveling squad, that visited Australia, Singapore, China, and Norway. He was given paying time during the games against Perth and Leeds. Keeping a clean sheet in both games.

United have an abundance of top quality prospects in the goalkeeping department.

He will be the fourth keeper to go out on loan this season.

The other loan agreements are:

Alex Fojticek has gone to Stalybridge Celtic, Dean Henderson to Sheffield United, and Kieran O’Hara to Burton Albion

Pereira a Portuguese U21 International was described by the previous manager Jose Mourinho, as the future goalkeeper of the Portugal national team.

Opportunities at United will be hard to come by in the goalie department, with both David de Gea and Sergio Romero at the head of the list. Spanish and Argentine international respectively.

STUTTGART, GERMANY – MARCH 28: Goalkeeper Joel Pereira of Portugal in action during the U21 International Friendly match between Germany U21 and Portugal U21 at Gazi-Stadion auf der Waldau on March 28, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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