West Ham United have been linked with the signing of Matheus Pereira, as per reports from Football Insider.
The 23-year-old has established himself as one of the best players in the Championship this season, since joining West Bromwich Albion on loan from Sporting Lisbon in the summer.
The Brazilian has chipped in with six goals and 16 assists for Slaven Bilic’s side this term, playing an integral role in their bid for automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Pereira is set to become a permanent Albion player for a fee of £8.25m when he makes one more appearance for the club, but he is already attracting interest according to Football Insider.
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West Ham are reportedly keeping tabs on Pereira ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, with Grady Diangana also spending the season on loan at the Hawthorns from the London Stadium.
West Brom fans will be desperate for the club to keep hold of Pereira once he becomes a permanent Albion player, but West Ham are a big club who have funds to spend.
Here, via the West Bromwich Albion News page on Facebook, here’s how Baggies fans have reacted to this speculation…
Steve Rose: All fact of course speculation at its best and of course article by the most accurate papers around lol
Richard Plant: If we sell him for a quick buck then just tells you what we are about really.
Jon Mags: Why on earth would he want a move to West Ham?! Hardly an upward career move!
Carl Hinton: Another slow day in the sports office agen..better get used to these stories over the next few months.
Kie Simmonds: West ham scouts must just sit there and see who we’re after and sign them 😂
Anthony Cartwright: Linked linked linked
John Taylor: Give over