‘Almost laughable offer’ – Club reportedly made bid for West Brom ace: verdict
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Al-Hilal has made a € 7million offer for West Bromwich Albion midfielder Matheus Pereira, according to Ekrum Konur.
Pereira has been linked with many top clubs this summer, with Albion preparing to live in the league after being relegated from the Premier League last season.
But a surprise offer has emerged for the Brazilian, who scored 12 goals in all competitions for the Baggies last season.
According to Ekrum Konur, Al-Hilal made an initial offer of 7 million euros for Pereira, who still has three years to run on his contract.
Here we discuss this transfer rumor …
It’s a pretty embarrassing offer by all accounts and I can perfectly see Albion laughing at it with the minimum of fuss.
To me it’s easily worth £ 20-30million and I think that’s the price West Brom is asking for.
There is no way the club will sell him for anything less than that number and I think the Saudi club have made themselves a bit of a fool.
Once a club hits their asking price, I think they’ll be gone because they deserve to play higher than the league.
In truth, it is only a matter of time before his departure occurs.
An offer of € 7million is an almost laughable offer for a player of such quality. Pereira lit up the league in the 2019/20 season and then continued to be impressive in the Premier League.
He is a player who has to play in one of the best European leagues because he has the potential to have a very successful career. Of course, the financial rewards of going to Al-Hilal would be incredible, but if his interests are truly football related, it shouldn’t even be a decision he would consider.
Despite being part of a relegated squad, Pereira’s return with 11 goals and six assists in 33 Premier League starts is incredible, and it accounted for 49% of all league goals West Brom has scored during the season. last.
West Brom is expected to value Pereira higher than what has been offered, and Pereira is surely hoping for a better shot. Everything about this potential deal doesn’t seem right.
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7 million euros? What foot is it for?
Seriously, Al-Hilal might as well withdraw from the race now if they’re not prepared to shell out at least £ 15million for the Brazilian.
He still has three years left on his contract at The Hawthorns, so why would they sell him for that price?
€ 7million doesn’t give you a man who has scored 11 times and collected six assists in a struggling Premier League side, not these days and not even with the effects of Covid-19 on club revenue .
While the Baggies may be willing to sell Pereira to an overseas team so they don’t have to face him in the near future, especially if they return to the Premier League, this offer does not bring Al- Hilal absolutely nowhere and with other teams. Interested in the 24-year-old, they won’t be intimidated into accepting a low offer.
It’s a laughable offer and one that West Brom should reject without any hesitation – and they certainly will if an offer of this nature is received.
He’s worth at least £ 15million – and that price has even been lowered taking into account the Baggies’ return to the league. But they could and should push higher.