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West Brom re-sign Matheus Pereira on £9m permanent deal from Sporting Lisbon

West Brom have finalised the £9million signing of Matheus Pereira after he helped the club to promotion while on loan last season.

The Brazilian playmaker has accepted a four-year contract with the Baggies after leaving Sporting Lisbon, with the deal agreed for some time.

Pereira was decisive for Slaven Bilic’s team during their Championship campaign as he scored eight goals and registered 16 assists as Albion finished second to clinch a spot in the Premier League.

Pereira was decisive for Slaven Bilic’s team during their Championship campaign as he scored eight goals and registered 16 assists as Albion finished second to clinch a spot in the Premier League.

Albion sporting director Luke Dowling said: ‘While there has never been a question that Matheus was our player we decided to leave the final details until the season was complete.

‘We wanted Matheus to focus on his football and the last nine games of the season. We agreed out of mutual respect, between club and player, to finalise his contract in the close season.

‘Everybody is aware of the impact he made in his first season and from speaking to him I know he is now very excited by the challenge of playing for Albion in the Premier League.’ 

Little was known about Pereira in England when he moved to West Brom last summer. He had struggled to make an impact at Sporting but attracted Albion’s attention with his performances while on loan with German club Nuremberg in 2018-19.

Pereira made such an impact at The Hawthorns that he was nominated for the 2019-20 PFA Fans Player of the Year in the Championship.

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