Date: 30th April 2021 at 6:50pm
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West Bromwich Albion journalist Joe Masi has been sharing his thoughts on Baggies attacker Matheus Pereira and his future at the Midlands

This comes after Masi co-hosted a recent episode of -themed podcast Baggies Broadcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning the club.

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On the subject of Pereira and what the future could hold for him, specifically during the upcoming summer transfer window, Masi had this to say on the matter.

He said: “They will set their valuation and he won’t leave unless that valuation is met; that’s a given.

“Albion aren’t a charity, and they want to get back up, so if no one gets near what they believe Pereira is worth they’ll definitely keep him in and he will play because obviously, he’s such a good player.

“I don’t expect him to be at Albion next season, I’ve said many times before, I think someone will come in for him.”

West Brom originally signed Pereira on a loan deal from Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon back in August 2019 before they signed him permanently a year later for a fee of £753 million.

Overall, the 24-year-old, who is currently valued at £11.7 million, has made 73 appearances for the Baggies in which he has managed to score 18 goals and provide 25 assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Joe Masi’s comments on Pereira and his future at West Brom…

Given how Pereira has scored more goals (9) and provided more assists (5) than any other West Brom player in the so far this season, it’s understandable why Masi thinks there could be some interest in him from other clubs this summer.

Also, with West Brom in danger of being relegated to the Championship at the end of the season, this could well be a big factor in what happens with Pereira during the summer.

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In our view, if a suitable bid comes in for Pereira during the upcoming window from a League team and he feels that he would get regular playing time, then the club should accept the money for him and allow him to progress in the top flight.

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