Matheus Pereira has recently been linked to West Ham this summer transfer window, leading into the 2021/22 season. „West Ham prefer a loan deal with an obligation to buy, but West Brom are adamant that they want to sell Pereira outright, with the club considering whether to offer £15 million upfront.” (ExWHUemployee)
The West Brom playmaker has had an impressive first season in the Premier League, bagging 11 goals and six assists. With two goals being against the Hammers. His stats are amazing for a relegated player, with West Ham fans in suspense at what he can do for a UEFA Europa League team. Matheus fits Moyes’ philosophy aswell, with him being a team player and his never say die attitude which he brought to West Brom this season, trying to grab games by the scruff of the neck with his underwhelming team behind him. He has technical ability in abundance and is an exciting player to watch. Here’s a YouTube clip of Pereira in action:
Pereira has a very similar play-style to Jesse Lingard, with both being able to dribble past opponents with ease and pick out passes for strikers. However, with Pereira being three years younger than Lingard, and costing much less, West Ham fans have turned their attention to the West Brom man. The Brazilian has one of the most deadly deliveries into the box in the league by far, scoring seven goals from dead ball situations in all competitions this season.
Pereira has been on the Hammers’ radar for quite some time now according to The Express. With talks ongoing with West Brom over the fee. The club are considering going back in with a £15 million cash offer for Matheus, according to ExWHUemployee. With many other clubs interested, including Liverpool (ExWHUemployee).
There is claims that Pereira will be an overall better signing than Lingard, taking into account value for money and age. The significance of this signing will be huge for West Ham, considering that the Hammers are playing European Football next season, Pereira will provide depth and charisma to that hard-working West Ham side that David Moyes has implemented.
The West Ham boss made his first senior signing yesterday, bringing Alphonse Areola to the London Stadium ahead of the new season. Where Moyes is swiftly looking to carry on with these important signings. Matheus Pereira joining the club has never looked closer, with the West Ham fans getting excited, it’s only a matter of days before the East London club make some more pivotal signings.