West Ham should now have a clear run to sign West Brom ace Matheus Pereira after Aston Villa allegedly agreed terms to bring Emi Buendia to Villa Park.
The Villans have agreed a £30 million deal to sign the 24-year-old Norwich City ace (The Guardian).
Villa were in competition with the Hammers to sign West Brom play-maker Matheus Pereira (Foot Mercato).
So with Buendia set to join Aston Villa, Dean Smith will surely no longer be interested in signing the 25-year-old Baggies ace as well.
Path clear for West Ham to beat Aston Villa to Pereira
The Brazilian star would be a truly exceptional addition to Hammers boss David Moyes’s squad at the London Stadium.
Pereira is a real game changer. The West Brom ace possesses a wicked delivery from set-pieces and has technical ability in abundance.
He really is an exceptional talent. Foot Mercato claims the South American could be available for just £22 million this summer.
The 25-year-old racked up 11 goals and six assists in 33 Premier League games (Transfermarkt).
Pereira would be a wonderful signing for West Ham. Some would argue that he may actually be a better option than Jesse Lingard.
With Aston Villa surely now out the way, the Hammers should not hesitate to bring the West Brom star to the London Stadium.
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For just £22 million, West Ham really can’t go wrong.