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Everton eyeing Matheus Pereira transfer swoop

Everton are reportedly looking to sign former West Bromwich Albion attacker Matheus Pereira before the summer transfer window closes.

What’s the news?

According to a recent report from the Sunday Mirror (via TEAMtalk), the Toffees are keen on bringing the Brazilian back to England in the coming days.

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Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal

Firstly, where did Everton finish in the Premier League?

They claim that the Toffees have even made an enquiry to sound out a possible deal.

Lampard needs him

Having played in 34 games for his current club, Al Hilal, last season, the Brazilian only scored three goals but managed to provide a whopping 15 assists along the way.

This shows how dangerous he can be in an attacking sense when it comes to scoring or creating goals for his teammates.

In 77 appearances for West Brom, the 26-year-old found the net 20 times and delivered 26 assists, showing he is more than capable of adapting to the rigours of English football.

Indeed, the 2020/21 season was a superb one for Pereira. In the Premier League with West Brom, he ended the campaign with more goals (11), assists (6), shots at goal (61) and key passes (57) than any other player at the club, highlighting how capable he is of being a consistent attacking threat in the top division.

Described by Micah Richards as a player who is “always looking forward at every opportunity”, the pundit also claimed that Pereira is “an absolute delight to watch.” That should provide fans with a great deal of excitement at what he could bring to Goodison Park.

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Only four clubs have produced fewer goal-creating actions than Everton (4) so far in the league this season, so adding a player like Pereira to their ranks could be just what Frank Lampard needs to see his side become a deadlier attacking outfit.

During that aforementioned campaign in the top flight, Pereira showed why he could help in this facet of the game, ranking in the top 34% of players in his position in the Premier League for shot-creating actions and in the best 5% for through balls.

The versatility he has in being able to play across numerous midfield and attacking positions would also make him a very useful figure for the Toffees and Lampard.

Thus, having already proved how effective he can be in the Premier League, securing a late deal for the attacker with 57 career goals should be a no-brainer for the hierarchy at Goodison Park.

If the Merseyside club are able to bring the former West Brom star back to England, this would certainly see them end the summer transfer window on a high note.

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