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.

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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.

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West Ham could beat Aston Villa to Matheus Pereira (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

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.

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Matheus Pereira (Photo by Dave Howarth – CameraSport via Getty Images)

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.

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