According to Birmingham Live, Saudi side Al-Hilal have lodged a bid worth €7 million for West Bromwich Albion winger Matheus Pereira. The winger has previously been linked with a move to Premier League sides Aston Villa, Leeds United, Leicester City and West Ham United, meaning a move out of the country is unlikely this summer.
Considering West Brom paid over £8 million for Pereira in 2019, Al-Hilal’s bid of just €7 million will likely be turned away by those at the Hawthorns. The player himself will also be eager to make a Premier League return this summer having impressed so much last season. He was one of the standout players for West Brom and has all the hallmarks of a top player.
Pereira’s ability is unquestionably impressive enough for the likes of Aston Villa and West Ham, where he could gain starting places. A move to Leicester would likely result in a place on the bench, but it would present a good opportunity to feature in the Europa League. Either way, it seems a move to Al-Hilal is the least attractive option.
Matheus Pereira Linked With Al-Hilal
Worthy of the Top Flight
Scoring 12 goals and registering a further six assists takes some doing in a relegated side. But Matheus Pereira did exactly that for West Brom last season. It was a campaign worthy of Premier League survival and not the ultimate relegation in which the winger was eventually part of. As a collective, it was a disappointing season for the Baggies. On a personal note, however, it was a campaign in which Pereira proved a point to potential future employers.
At times, it was as if the goals and assists were acting as a marketing strategy to attract clubs. And, now, in the summer transfer window, it’s fair to say that if it was a marketing plot, it more than worked.
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