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Hammers boost from Pereira news

A new report claims today that Hammers target Matheus Pereira is being kept out of West Bromwich Albion’ pre-season game in the light of a possible move.

Whilst the Hammers remain focused to some extent on Jesse Lingard, Claret and Hugh reveled earlier this week that the Baggies playmaker has become a possible target given the Manchester United player’s uncertaii status right now.

And it’s always a better idea to listen to the local newspapers than many nationals as they reman much closer to the situation locally.

“Pereira’s form has attracted lots of admiration and Aston Villa and West Ham United are said to be interested in luring him away from The Hawthorns,” Birmingham Live reports per Hammers News.

“Pereira hasn’t been involved in any of the fixtures and it’s understood that Albion are happy for the playmaker to continue sitting out friendlies while he awaits his transfer.”

That is  exciting news as many Hammers fans are beginning to believe that he is the player required rather than 28 year old Lingard who appears to be having some trouble making up his mind where he wants to be. next season

The Hammers have been in touch with Albion but according to an agent source talking to usthings have not gone too far but he confirmed definite interest in the player.

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12 comments on “Hammers boost from Pereira news

  1. More consistent than Lingard who, after an excellent start, tailed off badly during the final games of his loan spell. Would take Pereira over Lingard.

    • Tailed off badly? That was when Declan wasn’t playing because of injury sustained on England duty. Everyone ‘tailed off’ then – except Lucasz Fabianski.
      Just because Pereira is anxious to get from West Brom doesn’t mean that he will be a good acquisition for us. We’ve no need to jerk the knee.

    • Totally agree John, Perriera looked the better player when we played the Baggies and Lingard became less effective as the season rolled on.

  2. Yes go full out for him with a serious bid, he is a very good player in our style, has Premier experience and improves the squad Jesse is not showing enough desire to join us and move forward. He seems to have one foot still at ManU which is no use to us

  3. That’s fine as long as Moyes does not wait for Lingard, only to be let down, or go for the cheaper option in Barley who is neither as good nor as consistent as Pereira. West Ham have a habit of talking to many players and agents before deciding on their preferred choice but, having dithered, find that they have gone elsewhere. It’s time for a firm bid for both Pereira and Johnstone who should be secured for a joint fee of £30m to £35m. Why wait for the end of the transfer window? Surely it is better to sign players earlier and have and have them firmly embedded in the squad, the training and the tactics before the season starts?

    • A joint fee of circa-£37m will be required, if reports from those closest to Albion are correct. The minimum expected fee for Johnson is £12m and Pereira is closer to £30m than to £20m. An important note is that Pereira has a long time left to run on his contract and the club are happy to loan him out, if their fee isn’t met. West Ham will need to pay the asking price or, at the very least, heavily incentivise the deal with add-ons and sell-on fees.

      • Throttle, thanks for the figure which is one that West Ham can afford and would fill two positions in the first team immediately. I can’t understand why Sullivan is (apparently) not pulling out all the stops to get this over the line. Lingard won’t come and Barkley, who both Chelsea and Villa don’t rate highly, is not good enough.

        • To give an outside perspective: Sullivan seems to negotiate as though he holds all the cards before, eventually, caving and paying a premium. After Haller and Anderson, he may be hesitant to put up the required amounts for players, lest he be stung again. But WBA are in a strong position here, so there’s no rush on their part.

          I’m hearing that WBA are comfortable with the situation with Pereira, and Johnson has a fair-few suitors, so WHU need to pay the going-rate for both. If you were to ask me – and based on what I know from within Albion circles – Johnson is more likely to join WHU than Pereira is; Pereira seems happy to wait and bide his time, with the option to loan him out being a serious consideration, given the interest from Europe, too.

          Pereira is a £30m saleable asset, even in this market, when considering promised add-ons and sell-on percentages. So whether Sullivan bids that is another question. But Johnson looks likely.

      • Get Johnstone in for 12..
        Get perreira in on loan with option to buy at season end.. For total eventual outlay of 25..
        Get lingard in for no more than 20..

        Get Abraham in on loan with option to buy at season end.. For total outlay of no more than 32..
        Get either onuachu in for no more than 17 OR get in Alberti the Honduran from Boavista, for much less, like closer to 12..

        BTW… I think that young Coventry is a better player than Rice, in terms of forward movement.. Looking forward to him progressing rapidly..

  4. I would prefer him than Lingard, younger and hungrier and very good deliver of the ball. However what you are lead to believe we are putting in very derisory offers for players and this means only one thing we do not have the funds to back the manager. If we cannot buy the players to challenge it will lead to us having to sell a top player like Rice because he wont want to stay and we need the money. I know this sounds mad but I woudl keep players like Diop and Bowen and I would sell Rice for 80m to bring in the required funds to improve our team. Its a real catch 22 situation.

    • I agree. As much as i like DR, if he doesn’t want to remain he will be a liability. Make hay while the sun shines.

  5. We had 3/4 days of lingeard repeat story’s now we are on to pereira for the last few days ,,is there any actual bids or concrete news ,rather than going over the same thing?? Not just on here but in general..(hugh) .how much talking does it take. We must have something to report to rather than continues speculation

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