Darren Moore has claimed that West Brom playmaker Matheus Pereira has “undoubtable quality” as he made his Premier League debut.
The Brazilian made his move to the Hawthorns permanent over the summer, after he impressed massively during his loan spell last season, winning the player of the year award.
Moore believes Pereira can make the step up to the Premier League easily, after cruising through the Championship easily.
Moore believes that the higher West Brom can get Pereira up the pitch, the more they will benefit from his expertise in the final third.
“I think he and Grady have worked well together,” the Sky Sports pundit said.
“They come almost as a partnership, I mean he’s had 16 assists, created the most chances in the Championship last season. He’s definitely, again, someone with attacking goal prowess who West Brom will be reliant on this season.
“Can he take the step up? Yes, absolutely. I would imagine he would relish the opportunity of pitting his wits against the very, very best.
“He’s always in total control, and as we’ve seen in the final third, the closer you get him to the goal, you see his undoubtable quality.”
Moore is spot on. Pereira was at the heart of everything for the Albion last season and will be vital to their chances of survival in this campaign.
The 24-year-old scored eight goals and delivered 16 assists, and was one of the highest performers in the entire of the Championship according to WhoScored.
How did Pereira fare against Leicester? The South American was utilised in a front three with Grady Diangana and Callum Robinson, often playing on the right but drifting inside.
Leicester took control in the second half, with Pereira struggling to get involved at all as his side fell to a 3-0 defeat at the Hawthorns.
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