The Irons are this morning being reported as holding an interest in West Bromwich Albion’s  playmaker Matheus Pereira.

Pereira Birminghma Live reports the Portuguese midfielder is seen as being among the best players in the Championship.

Qith six goals and 12 assists in 33 appearances it would be hard to argue against that and although he is on loan with an option to buy should he make a stipulated number of appearances the 23 year old is expected to attract other offers.

He isn’t expected to cost Albion a great deal over £9 million – a bargain in the current transfer climate.

However, the player could easily be tempted by an offer from the Hammers were it to emerge whenever the transfer window gets underway.