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West Brom sign Matheus Pereira on loan in fourth deal of manic deadline day

By Matt Wilson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Albion have wrapped up a remarkable final day of the transfer window by completing their fourth signing of deadling day.

Matheus Pereira. (AMA)

After protracted talks with Sporting over winger Matheus Pereira dragged on for weeks, the Baggies finally made a breakthrough this week.

He flew over to England to complete a medical before agreeing to a season-long loan with a view to a £9million permanent deal.

That permanent deal depends on appearances and could be activated next summer.

Sporting had originally wanted the option to buy Pereira to be an obligation, but Albion were not willing to agree to that.

Technical Director Luke Dowling said: “Negotiations have been ongoing for three or four weeks and we’re obviously delighted to have finally been able to bring in Matheus.

“He has natural flair but he went on loan (to Nuremberg) and experienced the football in the Bundesliga last year which showed a different side to his game.

“We hope he will be a player who can have a real effect on the team and one the fans will enjoy watching.”

The Brazilian winger, who spent last season on loan at Nurnburg, is the club's fourth signing of the day and their ninth of the summer

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The Baggies have also brought in Filip Krovinović, Grady Diangana and Chris Willock in on loan deals.

Kenneth Zohore was signed from Cardiff for £8million, Semi Ajayi was signed from Rotherham for £1.5m, Darnell Furlong was signed from QPR for £1.5m, Romaine Sawyers arrived from Brentford for £2.9m, and today Charlie Austin joined from Southampton for £4m.

The Baggies sold Salomon Rondon to China for an estimated £16.5m, lost Jay Rodriguez to Burnley for £10m, sold Craig Dawson to Watford for £6m, and Morgan Rogers to Manchester City for £4m.

Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.

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