According to a report by the Express, via West Ham Central, GSB and the club have identified West Bromwich Albion ace Matheus Pereira as a possible target this summer if they don’t manage to secure Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal.
Lingard has been in sensational form for the Irons since signing on loan from Old Trafford in January, scoring nine goals and assisting three others in 13 Premier League starts (WhoScored).
This has resulted in West Ham desiring to make his move a permanent one with it said to be a major priority for the club this summer.
However, as an alternative target should they fail to make an agreement, GSB and co could move for West Brom attacker Pereira – with the Irons seemingly identifying a possible coup thanks to his side’s relegation.
By comparison, the 25-year-old has bagged 10 goals and five assists for the Baggies as a real shining light in their team.
Some Irons believe he would be a better signing than Lingard as supporters flock to discuss the Brazilian on social media.
Find their best verdicts down below.
West Ham fans flock to Pereira claim
“Is it bad that I might want him over Jesse?”
“Better than lingard”
“If it’s a straight toss up between Lingard and Pereira ; same transfer fee, same salary. I’d go for Pereira.”
“Reading between the lines ,he’s cheaper and will want less in wages than Lingard so he’s the one for us”
“Why not both”
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