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Leicester latest Premier League side to consider Matheus Pereira transfer swoop


The Brazilian could become the subject of a bidding war this summer with EFL Championship side West Brom resigned to losing their star asset

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Leicester City are the latest Premier League club said to be pondering over a move for West Brom’s Matheus Pereira.

Pereira appears destined to depart the Hawthorns this summer, with the midfielder not being used by Valerien Ismael in their pre-season programme.

Despite the Baggies being relinquishing their top flight status last year, Pereira caught the eye with 11 goals and six assists in his first taste of the competition.

That form, combined with Albion’s demotion, has alerted plenty of clubs to his availability. Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal saw a bid of about £7 million rebuffed, whilst Premier League sides Liverpool and West Ham are said to be interested.







Matheus Pereira hit 11 goals in the Premier League last season



Now, another top flight side have been earmarked as a potential destination for the 25-year-old.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, speaking on live streaming platform Twitch, has said that Leicester City are ‘considering’ a move for Pereira

Romano has indicated that there is a real chance that the FA Cup holders could sign the player this summer as they look to go one better and qualify for the Champions League after back-to-back fifth-placed finishes.

Pereira is under contract at second tier West Brom until 2024 but his manager Ismael has made it abundantly clear he is on his way out.




Earlier this month he said it was his “expectation” that Pereira would leave.

He is sitting out Albion’s friendlies this summer to avoid picking up an injury that could scupper a deal.

Reports suggest Albion would want around £25million for the Brazilian, who only joined them permanently 12 months ago.

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