- Apr 24, 2017
Pereira played at least two fantastic balls across the 6-year box against Norwich, one of which the open goal was missed by Williams. Point being, I believe Pereira still has something to offer. Due to our problems in the middle of the park, our attackers have to pull back constantly, and the box is mostly empty when a cross comes in. Pereira really isn't our main problem, he doesn't quite suit our current system, but sign Bruno and get rid of Lingard, or even just get rid of Lingard altogether, and we're looking a lot better. So I hope we hang onto Pereira for another season at least.I'm sure we'd make it work.
If we do sign them both this window (which is unlikely if we're being honest) then we can safely remove Periera from the equation as he will most likely be frozen out and/or sold. The same applies to Matic and Lingard I'd imagine.
Pereira is like Shaw, constantly scapegoated. Yeah, they're not the best, but no way should they be moved on right now. Maybe they shouldn't be starters, but as squad players, they are decent.