By Adefunmiloye Alani

2nd Aug, 2021 | 8:10pm

Matheus Pereira has received no contact from Leeds United

Leeds United have not gotten in contact with West Brom attacking midfielder Matheus Pereira this summer, claim LUFC FANZONE.

A source very close to the Brazilian winger has told the independently-run Leeds fan platform that the 25-year-old has received no contact from the Whites this summer, after the player publicly came out this afternoon to declare he wants to leave the Hawthorns.

They wrote: “A source close to Matheus Pereira has told LUFCFANZONE: ‘Matheus has received no contact from Leeds at all during this transfer window.

‘Despite no approach, I feel that Leeds would be a very good club for Matheus’.

Pereira stated today that he wants to leave West Brom.”

LUFC Fan Zone have established themselves as a trustworthy source thus far this summer given their access to the agents and close contacts of some of the club’s transfer targets.

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They broke the news of Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casilla leaving Elland Road to join La Liga outfit Elche on loan ahead of other trusted outlets following an interview with his agent through their Instagram account.

The account boast over 55,000 followers, including a number of Leeds players.

Advantage Leeds?

Pereira made his feelings known today through his verified Twitter account after he was accused of not being committed to West Brom, and he made it clear he wants to leave.

With his Premier League suitors not willing to meet the Baggies’ £30million asking price, the club would likely be forced to reduce it, and that could give Leeds an advantage.

We clearly could do with another attacker and have been linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Adama Traore.

Pereira finished last season with 11 goals and six assists in 33 Premier League games, and he is the one head coach Marcelo Bielsa should be going after instead.

West Brom did a lot of defending last season, but the versatile attacker still managed to produce such an impressive return in front of goal, and we can only imagine what he would do in Leeds’ explosive and relentless attack.

Pereira featured mainly as a number 10 last term, and we have to admit we could do with such a creative genius behind the striker following the departure of Pablo Hernandez.

The West Brom ace can also play on both wings, and having a quality squad depth in attack next season could be the difference between sealing a European spot and settling for a place in the top-ten.

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