Former West Brom star Matheus Pereira linked with return to the Midlands

Matheus Pereira could return to the Midlands just a year after leaving West Brom for the Middle East.

Brazilian Pereira joined Saudi Al Hilal last summer after the Baggies were relegated from the Premier League.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder has thrived since his £16 million transfer, netting two goals and 11 assists in 21 appearances as Al Hilal won the Pro League.

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His form earned him a place in the Pro League Team of the Season, while also being part of the Al Hilal squad that won the Saudi Super Cup and the AFC Champions League.

However, Pereira, who has scored 11 goals and provided six assists for West Brom in 33 Premier League games, is now open to a return to top-flight football.

A move in the last week of the window has been suggested, with The sun Report Leicester City as one of the clubs considering a late move.

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Matheus Pereira celebrates after his goal for West Brom against Chelsea in April 2021. (Photo by Adam Fradgley – AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images)

The Foxes have only added Alex Smithies to their roster so far this summer, with the keeper arriving on a free transfer.

However, with Brendan Rodgers at the bottom of the Premier League table, they are keen to bolster their squad with the proceeds from Wesley Fofana’s proposed £70 million move to Chelsea.

They reportedly have competition from another side in the bottom three, Everton, who scored and assisted Pereira in a 5-2 Premier League defeat in September 2020.

The Toffees are also looking to bolster their attacking options following the sale of Richarlison and the departure of Dele Alli on loan.


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