Valencia winger Andreas Pereira has been banned from driving after a speeding offence, claim reports.
The on-loan Manchester United attacker was caught driving his Bentley at 148 Kilometres, which was three times over the speed limit of 50 kilometres in Valencia on Monday afternoon.
The Brazilian was fined a total of £3,000 and told he would not be able to drive for the next eight months.
Following the incident, Pereira posted a message via his official Twitter page, saying: “I regret very much speeding in my car yesterday evening and I will accept any punishment I receive.
“It is important to be careful when driving and to always respect the regulations. Lesson learned.”
The 21-year-old was hotly linked with a summer exit from Old Trafford after being told by United boss Jose Mourinho that he would be given a bit-part role to prove himself at the English club this season.
Valencia amongst others swooped for the youngster and after talks – a move to the Mestalla on a one-year loan was agreed, despite Mourinho’s unhappiness at the winger’s decision.
Reports in Spanish and English press have since claimed that a special clause in his loan deal could see the Brazilian born Belgian return to Manchester in January.
Prior to joining Valencia, Pereira spent time on loan with Granada in La Liga last term, failing to help them beat relegation.
Having been signed by United in 2011 from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, Pereira made just five appearances for the English club, whilst representing both Brazil and Belgium at youth levels.