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Hammers to explore Baggies loan option

Reports suggest that West Ham are in talks with West Bromwich Albion on a loan with an option to but for Brazilain playmaker Matheus Pereira.

The Baggies it is claimed would prefer a straight transfer fee in excess of £20m but could be persuaded to convert this to a loan with an obligation to buy if the terms were financially advantageous to them.

The silky Brazilian fired 11 goals and laid on six assists marking an impressive debut season in the top flight.

The Midlands outfit values him at £22 million, and they have not received a suitable bid so far with Al Hilal bid of £7m quickly rejected.

Leciester City and Liverpool have been linked in recent days so West Ham will need to act quickly if they don’t want to lose out.

Despite all the speculation in reports a source close to the player says West Ham have yet to make their move with a formal offer to the Baggies.

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15 comments on “Hammers to explore Baggies loan option

  1. Albion value him at nearer £30m

  2. With the Lingard option seemingly drying up, we should go for the fella full out if we want him. Don’t dilly dally Mr Sullivan.

  3. If true it might appear their is truth in the rumours we are not in a good financial position.

    • It is starting to feel that way, isn’t it, No. 32?

      But, i guess, if we can get a few loans in without spending a fortune, it makes sense.

      • The hand-to-mouth short-term loans that the club has relied on for the last 10 years suggests we haven’t been in a good financial position for a while. Covid has placed a further strain on cash flows. Next level football brought to you by our saviours, GSB. The move to the OS has done nothing- Covid or no Covid – to fundamentally change West Ham’s financial position.

        • Financial position looks good to me. Yes, it might be nice to discover a treasure chest full of money waiting to be emptied and given away to other clubs – but that isn’t the way the business works. Let Davidx2 and Karren worry about how to successfully run the finances. Be careful what you wish for – remember Eggy and the Iceland XL crew.

          • I think he’s going to Leicester for considerably more than 15 mil or some cheap skate loan deal

  4. Can see him going elsewhere. Shambles. Appears dont want to pay for anything.

    • Totally agree. How long have we been reading that West Ham are “showing interest” or “in discussions” concerning Pereira’s transfer only to learn that no bid has actually been made? Then we hear that a ridiculous offer will be made or a loan to buy deal proposed. He should be our prime target and, if so, surely we can meet an asking price of £22m? Apparently not. If we don’t sign Pereira I will despair of our transfer dealings. I am just waiting to read that he has gone to Villa or Liverpool.

      • I assume messrs Gold/Sullivan and Ms Brady think we have some kind of hold over WBA regarding monies owed from Dianganas transfer.
        Better sort something quick or he’ll be gone and scoring against us next season.
        Why oh why do they keep playing stupid games?
        Gawd it makes my blood boil !!!

  5. If we could sign Pereira, Tammy & Zouma I would be happy.
    Can’t see all 3 mind, GSB wouldn’t/couldn’t stump up enough ££ to make that happen.

    We never seem to be able to sell anyone at a decent price to inflate to kitty. Always spend top dollar on individuals who we sell at a massive loss or break even if we are lucky.
    We have thrown £50m out the window in relation to Haller & Anderson. Not a great business model is it..

    • This is my biggest complaint about this board, simply have to become more canny about off loading players, we are one of the worst at selling. Squandering fortune after fortune.

  6. Which aspects of “financial position” that look good did you have in mind? Profitability? Cash flow? Balance sheet? Finances in football, including at West Ham, seem to me to run counter to the way they run in the real world. Football, as things currently stand, is merely a vehicle for moving the cash generated by the clubs themselves, plus the marketing budgets of those companies that choose to advertise with Sky, BT and Amazon, to players in the form of wages. Very few clubs ever, and even fewer do so consistently, make a profit or generate what’s called their cost of capital. So, I think I’ll pass on the suggestion to trust GSB with the finances, thanks very much.

  7. Club run by 🤡 🤡 🤡… They won’t buy anyone.. Loan to buy 2nd rate board…they also won’t sell up until 2023 when they won’t have to pay anything to anybody….

  8. Loan loan loan loan loan. What a joke ..west brom want straight cash deal ,,,so now apparently we are going to offer 15 million but in the nxt sentence by West ham employee they know it will be rejected. Becausethey want 30 ..now plse tell me what is the point…every deal is a loan ,,we havnt offered anything.fir anyone..pray this takeover is real …because this is getting beyond pathetic…..so glad we saved our money from last window so we have more to spend now…we are getting told lie after lie , I’m sorry but it’s true…this season could implode if we lose our first few games with fans in stadium…..absolute clowns

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