David Norris believes West Bromwich Albion talisman Matheus Pereira would be a shrewd signing for Leeds United.
Pereira impressed despite the Baggies being consigned to an immediate relegation back to the Championship last season, with the Brazilian scoring 12 goals and contributing six assists in 34 appearances.
Valerien Ismael, who replaced Sam Allardyce in the Hawthorns hot-seat last month, has admitted he expects the creative midfielder and in-demand goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to depart before the transfer window closes at the end of August.
Should Leeds United sign Matheus Pereira?
A host of clubs at home and abroad are looking to sign the 25-year-old, with Leeds United among those preparing to table a bid.
West Brom are hoping the amount of clubs keeping tabs on Pereira will result in a bidding war taking place, with West Ham United, Leicester City, Aston Villa and German outfits RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt also courting Pereira.
Former Leeds midfielder Norris thinks Pereira, who is rated at £15m according to The Daily Star, via HITC, would bolster boss Marcelo Bielsa’s attacking options.
He exclusively told The Transfer Tavern: “If it works then it could be a great bit of business because of the price and, at £15million, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if it doesn’t work out. They would still recoup some of that if he has to move on.
“He’s not a big, marquee signing but he could get a few goals or come in as a decent back-up when Leeds lose players to injury. It would be a shrewd bit of business.”
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