Former Premier League striker Dean Windass has told The Transfer Tavern that he cannot see West Ham signing West Brom’s Matheus Pereira this summer due to Said Benrahma.
Pereira has been heavily linked with a move away from The Hawthorns following West Brom’s relegation to the Championship, with West Ham one club said to be interested in the 25-year-old attacker.
The Hammers bolstered their attack in the last summer transfer window with the addition of Benrahma, who initially joined from Brentford on loan before signing permanently in January.
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For Windass, that is an obstacle to bringing Pereira in, with the ex-Hull City star feeling that David Moyes would struggle to get both players into the same team given how similar they are.
“I think they’re both similar types, Benrahma and Pereira,” Windass exclusively told TT. “You can’t have two No.10s and I think he is like that and he is a similar player to Pereira.
“He’s a great talent, don’t get me wrong. I just can’t see that happening with two players similar, in the same team. So I can’t see that happening.”
It would be a quality player West Ham would be missing out on if they decided against signing Pereira this summer.
He was excellent in attack for West Brom last season, scoring 11 goals and providing five assists in 33 league games.
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