Jamie Redknapp lauds Leeds and West Ham target Matheus Pereira
Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports (broadcast on 16/5; 16:24) that he is a big fan of Matheus Pereira and suggested that the Leeds United and West Ham-linked star will attract offers from Premier League clubs this summer.
Pereira has been a real shining light for the Baggies this season. He is their top goalscorer with 10 strikes to his name in the top flight.
No West Brom player has provided more assists than the Brazilian either. He set up his sixth goal of the campaign on Sunday as Sam Allardyce’s side came agonisingly close to taking a point from Liverpool.
It is little surprise therefore, that clubs are already taking an interest following West Brom’s relegation. The Daily Express reported last week that Leeds and West Ham are amongst those keen on the £30 million-rated playmaker.
And ahead of his latest display, Redknapp suggested that West Brom are going face a fight to keep him beyond this summer.
“Pereira, I like him. He’s got good ability,” he told Sky Sports.
“He’s got great skill, he pops up in good areas. He always sees a pass, looks to make things happen. Very skilful player. You’d like to hang onto him, but I’m sure other Premier League teams will be looking, maybe taking him.”
It would be a huge surprise if Pereira was back playing in the Championship next year. He has proved that he can cut it at the highest level this season.
He has outscored all of West Ham’s players. Meanwhile, Patrick Bamford is the only Leeds man to have been more prolific.
He has shown that he has that piece of magic up his sleeve. And if he is available for £30 million, it is hard to imagine West Brom not receiving several offers for the 25-year-old in the coming months.
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