Date: 23rd July 2019 at 1:05pm
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The Express and Star are reporting that negotiations between West Bromwich Albion and Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon over the loan deal of Brazilian winger Matheus Pereira.

The impasse in talks comes as West Brom want an option to buy at the end of the season, whereas Sporting want an obligation to buy, meaning a guaranteed sale.

The £9m fee that the Portuguese side are demanding would be an incredibly expensive outlay should The Baggies fail to be promoted back to the Premier League next season, as parachute payments would be reduced.

The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at German side FC Nurnberg as they were relegated to the second tier of German football. During his time in Germany he scored three goals and registered two assists in 19 games for Der Rumreiche.

He has previously been compared to Mohamed Salah in his style of play, being strong in possession, a fine dribbler as well as excelling at interplay with teammates.

Many West Brom fans are calling for urgency from the club to sign the player, while some Baggies fans can understand why the club do not want to be forced to pay £9m should the player flop in England.

Here is the best of the reaction.

 

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