According to journalist Ekrem Konur, West Ham United have made a cut-price offer to sign West Bromwich Albion ace Matheus Pereira this summer.
The Lowdown: West Ham eye Lingard alternative…
A permanent deal for Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard was on the cards at the start of this window but recent reports indicate that is now unlikely.
As such, West Ham have turned their attention to alternatives in the attacking midfield area and a move for Pereira has been touted in recent weeks.
ExWHUemployee lifted the lid on an enquiry last week with Konur now bringing an update.
The Latest: West Ham make Pereira offer…
As explained by the journalist on Twitter, West Ham have now tabled a bid for Pereira with West Brom’s stance also detailed.
The Baggies have apparently received a €15m (£12.7m) offer from West Ham for the Brazilian but it is thought that they want around €25 million (£21.2m) if they are let to consider letting him go.
West Ham aren’t the only club chasing a deal for the 25-year-old, either, with Leicester City also firmly on Pereira’s track.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Lauded as a ‘devastating’ player and a potentially ‘huge coup’ for anyone by pundit Kevin Campbell (Football Insider), a move for Pereira could certainly tick many boxes for West Ham.
He may even be worth the £21.2m asking price, especially considering he stood out as key player in a poor West Brom side last season.
Pereira, finishing the 2020/2021 Premier League season as the Baggies’ top scorer (11) and top assist-maker (6), also averaged the most shots on goal per 90 (2) and highest amount of key passes (1.8) out of any West Brom player (WhoScored).
We believe he should be a top, top priority for Moyes this summer.
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