Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has provided his opinion on West Ham United’s chances of signing West Bromwich Albion starlet Matheus Pereira as reported by Football Insider.
Robinson has suggested that West Ham would need to remain in the Premier League and West Brom would need to lose out on promotion in order for the Hammers to stand any chance of signing Pereira.
There have been recent reports that West Ham boss David Moyes is monitoring the Brazilian ahead of making a possible bid in the summer.
Pereira is currently on loan at the Hawthorns from Sporting Lisbon and the Baggies are obliged to buy him on a permanent transfer worth around £8.25million should he play another 45 minutes of competitive action.
Robinson said: “He is a top player Pereira. He has been outstanding this season. His assists have been incredible and West Brom’s dip in form coincided when he was out and I think he would be a top signing for anyone.”
“However, West Ham could go down because they have a very difficult end to the season. If they go down and West Brom come up it is a deal that will not happen at all.”
“I suspect there are other suitors out there and if West Brom do not go up there will be no shortage of takers for Pereira in the Premier League. It is also a good price for a player of that quality.”
Pereira has scored six goals and provided 16 assists so far this season and has been one of the outstanding players in the Championship and West Brom will be desperate to keep hold of their star man.