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Report: West Brom will sell Matheus Pereira for £15m, amid Leeds and Villa links

Both Leeds and Aston Villa could sign West Brom midfielder, Matheus Pereira, this summer, after reports suggested his price has been slashed.

A report from TeamTalk this weekend suggests that West Brom are now open to selling the Brazilian star.

Pereira scored 11 Premier League goals last season. He was the shining light for the Baggies in a season which, ultimately, ended in relegation.

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Initially, it seemed like Albion would be keeping Pereira. The Express claimed last month that while the likes of Leeds, Villa, and West Ham were keen, Albion were looking for around £30m for their man.

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But now, TeamTalk have claimed that the Baggies might well be willing to sell for much less. In fact, it’s suggested Albion might accept around £15m for the classy playmaker.

Such news will be a boost for the host of clubs keeping tabs. Leeds, Villa, and teams across Europe are still interested. Norwich City, too, are also keen on Pereira, with the future of Emi Buendia under threat.

Pereira lit up the Championship for West Brom last time he was there. Per Transfermarkt, he registed 20 assists in the 19/20 campaign, adding eight goals along the way too.

Leeds should prioritise Pereira, £15m is a snip

Leeds need someone in that number ten mold so, put simply, the need to be pushing the boat out for Pereira here.

At £30m he was probably a bit expensive. But around half that price, he suddenly becomes a hugely intriguing prospect.

At 25, he’s got ample time to improve further as well. And with Leeds only ever getting better under Marcelo Bielsa, you’d expect the Brazilian to improve as well.

It’s a big summer for the Whites. They need to build on this last season and not do a Sheffield United. Signing someone like Pereira, then, could be key to them evolving.

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