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Exclusive: Steve Howey blasts Matheus Pereira for choosing money over Leicester


Steve Howey believes Leicester City may have dodged a bullet by failing to sign Matheus Pereira and blasted the ex-West Bromwich Albion man for following the money.

The Foxes were one of a number of Premier League clubs linked with the winger after he suffered relegation to the Championship last season.

But Leicester – along with Leeds United, Aston Villa, West Ham United and Arsenal – were left frustrated in their efforts as the Brazilian opted to head to Saudi Arabia and join Al Hilal instead.

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It came after Pereira took to social media to reveal he had received a mega-money offer.

Pereira had a vast number of options after impressing in his debut Premier League season.

Having made a successful loan move from Portuguese side Sporting permanent last summer, the 25-year-old scored 12 goals and recorded six assists in 34 appearances.

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Pereira’s impressive form proved not to be enough as West Brom suffered the drop and Howey insists Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers will not be losing sleep over missing out on the winger.

Former Leicester defender Howey exclusively told TIF: “Why would you want a player at your club who is just interested in money? He’s a good player but if that’s what he’s bothered about then let him go to Saudi Arabia.”

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