Fans are starting to believe Matheus Pereira could be West Ham United bound.
That’s after a new report from Birmingham Live claimed the Brazilian playmaker has struck an agreement with the hierarchy at relegated West Bromwich Albion not to play in any pre-season games as he nears a departure.
West Ham fans were excited when insiders Claret and Hugh claimed Pereira is being eyed by David Moyes as an alternative to Jesse Lingard.
Brazilian West Ham bound after star strikes agreement with West Brom over departure?
And the 25-year-old Baggies ace could be available for just £15 million too according to The Daily Star on Sunday (June 13th, page 41).
It appears West Brom are so keen to sell Pereira that they have agreed not to play him in friendlies as he looks to secure a transfer away from the club.
The midfield ace scored 11 goals in 33 appearances and also assisted his teammates for a further six last season. Good figures considering he played in a relegated side.
‘Albion are happy for the player to keep sitting out friendlies’
“Pereira’s form has attracted lots of admiration and Aston Villa and West Ham United are said to be interested in luring him away from The Hawthorns,” Birmingham Live reports.
“Pereira hasn’t been involved in any of the fixtures and it’s understood that Albion are happy for the playmaker to continue sitting out friendlies while he awaits his transfer.”
Finally potentially some good news for West Ham fans on the transfer front.
Although the presence of Aston Villa will be a concern to Moyes – especially if they sell Jack Grealish.
Hammers fans will have fond memories of Pereira
Some West Ham fans will have fond memories of Pereira from last season after he took a social media ribbing from Michail Antonio in good spirits.
Pereira was sent flying by the Hammers powerhouse during West Ham’s home win over the Baggies.