Writing on Twitter, journalist Ekrem Konur has shared yet another West Ham United transfer update – this time involving West Bromwich Albion ace Matheus Pereira.
The Lowdown: West Ham in Pereira hunt…
Since news emerged that a move for Manchester United man Jesse Lingard is unlikely to happen this summer, West Ham have set their sights on alternative attacking midfield target Pereira.
While the signing of a new centre-half is first priority as it stands (ExWHUemployee), Konur has shared some news on West Ham’s bid to sign Pereira.
The Latest: Pereira ‘very close’ to West Ham…
Taking to social media, the Turkish transfer journalist has dropped a big claim.
He believes that the Brazilian is now ‘very close’ to securing a summer move to east London in what could be a big boost for Moyes as he prepares for a gruelling 21/22 campaign.
“As of now, Matheus Pereira is very close to West Ham.” Konur said (via Twitter).
The 25-year-old shone for West Brom in the Premier League last year, scoring 11 goals and assisting six others in 30 starts (WhoScored).
The Verdict: Big boost for Hammers…
Pereira closing in on a move to West Ham, this news will do wonders to appease supporters who are desperate to see new attacking additions – particularly of his quality.
A prolific goal scorer from midfield, bagging a career total of 54 according to Transfermarkt, he also managed to rack up more shots on goal (2) and key passes per 90 (1.8) than any Baggies player over 2020/2021 (WhoScored).
Lauded as a ‘really exciting’ player by former England international Emile Heskey (HITC), signing Pereira could be one of West Ham’s biggest moves of the year – if the deal goes through.
In other news: ‘Advanced agreement’…Journalist says West Ham are also close to signing this striker, find out more here.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience