West Bromwich Albion will sign Matheus Pereira later this month, according to John Percy, journalist for The Telegraph.

An obligation-to-buy clause was activated in the Brazilian winger’s contract back in June after he made 30 appearances for the club, meaning that West Brom will have to pay £8.25m for Pereira sooner rather than later.

The deal in total comes to around £9m, with £750,000 having been given to Sporting Lisbon as a loan fee last summer.

It is understood that the Baggies are simply waiting for Matheus Pereira to return from holiday and then will commence the finalisation of his paperwork.

Pereira has been a stand-out performer for West Brom in the Championship this season, providing a whopping 20 assists and scoring eight goals in 42 appearances.

The 24-year-old is a bargain for the Albion at just £8.25m because in any other situation, there is no doubt that the Brazilian would cost over £20m to buy permanently in the current market following his superb form for the Baggies this season.

Many fans will be excitedly counting down the days until Pereira officially becomes a West Brom player, anticipating another great campaign, this time in the Premier League.

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