Jon Newsome thinks that Matheus Pereira would snap up the chance to sign for Leeds and play under Marcelo Bielsa.
Despite being unable to save West Brom from relegation, the Brazilian attacker was involved in almost half of the Baggies’ 35 Premier League goals this season, scoring 11 times, whilst racking up six assists.
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That’s more goals than both Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with two coming in the shock 5-2 victory at Chelsea in April when Pereira also contributed two assists in a devastating performance against the European champions.
But Pereira’s outstanding form means that a move away from West Brom this summer is on the cards.
And the 25-year-old is not short of interest, with Leeds and Aston Villa both admirers of the talented playmaker, who can play anywhere across the front-three.
Pereira only made his switch to West Brom permanent 12 months ago, but Newsome would be shocked to see him turn his nose up at the opportunity to play for Bielsa.
He told The Transfer Tavern:
“We’ve seen in fits of burst this year what he’s about. He’s a quality player, but you’d have to get fit to play under Bielsa.
“For me, I don’t see any player not wanting to go to Leeds at this moment in time. The way they play, the style they play and you’re going to work with one of the best coaches in the world, who will make you a better footballer. Who wouldn’t want that?”
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