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'Sadly': Matheus Pereira blow for West Ham as Ex drops update
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'Sadly': Matheus Pereira blow for West Ham as Ex drops update

West Ham are nowhere near close to signing West Brom ace Matheus Pereira according to club insider ExWHUemployee.

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Hammers boss David Moyes has been heavily linked with a move to sign the 25-year-old Baggies star over the past month or so (The Express and ExWHUemployee).

And the West Ham fans got excited yesterday when football journalist Ekrem Konur claimed that Pereira is very close to moving to the London Stadium.

It appears as though there is no weight behind those claims, however.

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Matheus Pereira situation rumbles on

The Brazilian play-maker is still a long way from becoming a West Ham player.

That’s according to well-renowned club insider Ex.

The Hammers insider told the West Ham Way Patreon this morning:

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“Sadly,  I also don’t think the move of Matheus Pereira is anywhere near as close as some “transfer experts” have been saying. We initially enquired and preferred a loan to buy deal but WBA want to sell.”

Not signing Pereira could end up being a huge mistake from West Ham.

The talented 25-year-old proved last season that he is an elite player. 11 goals and six assists from 33 Premier League games for a team that got relegated is a mightily impressive return.

The Express reckon that it will take £25 million to prise Pereira away from the Hawthorns.

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The Brazilian is easily worth that kind of fee.

Let’s just hope that the West Ham owners manage to strike a deal with West Brom for the 25-year-old before the transfer window closes.