Bilic poised to complete £8.25m bargain signing of Championship star

Date published: Wednesday 19th February 2020 2:29

West Bromwich Albion sensation Matheus Pereira is expected to complete a permanent switch to the Hawthorns next month for a modest fee of just £8.25million, according to reports.

Pereira, who joined on loan from Primeira Liga side Sporting Lisbon in the summer transfer window, has flourished under Slaven Bilic in the Championship this campaign – scoring six and providing 14 assists in all competitions.

Reports are now emerging via the Daily Telegraph that the 23-year-old will secure a permanent £8.25million move once he surpasses 30 Championship appearances, meaning all the paperwork will be confirmed ahead of the visit of local rivals Birmingham City on March 14.

A tricky Brazilian that possesses eye-catching skills and a low centre of gravity – Pereira has found his feet in the Championship after two previous loans with Chaves and FC Nurnberg respectively.

 

 

Predominantly a midfielder but can also operate as an inside forward, the versatile West Brom fans’ favourite scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers at the start of the 2019-20 season.

The midfielder also struck the equaliser against Reading in their recent 2-1 away win, with the additional firepower of  Grady Diangana, Filip Krovinovic and latest addition Kamil Grosicki providing West Brom with the potential firepower they need to secure promotion back to the Premier League.

However, a tough trip to play-off hopefuls Bristol City this weekend awaits Pereira and the Baggies – with Bilic hopeful that his side can complete the double over Lee Johnson’s side following a triumphant 4-1 win earlier this season – with Matheus Pereira getting on the scoresheet.

 

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