West Ham have reportedly approached West Brom with an enquiry regarding Brazilian forward Matheus Pereira

The Hammers are reportedly keen on the 25-year-old as David Moyes goes in search of attacking reinforcements this summer. 

Viewed as a potential alternative to the capture of Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard, the Express & Star has claimed the recently relegated Baggies will demand £30million for Pereira.

Now, reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has delivered an update on Twitter.

Despite falling foul to relegation, Pereira netted 11 goals and added another six assists in 33 Premier League appearances last season.

Described by Micah Richards as an ‘absolute delight to watch’ on Match of the Day during the 2020/21 campaign, the Brazilian has directly contributed to 46 goals in just 77 appearances in England. 

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Valued at £13.5million and under contract at the Hawthorns until 2024 (Transfermarkt), despite competition from elsewhere the Irons will surely be confident of doing a deal for less than the mooted fee. 

Capable of playing across a number of advanced positions, Pereira would offer important versatility to Moyes’ squad and may endear the Scot to the signing. 

As the Hammers are relatively well-stocked in wide areas, the Brazilian ace can also play as a central striker as well as a number 10 – similarly to Lingard. 

At the right price, this is a deal that has plenty of merit for West Ham and could sufficiently strengthen the squad

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