One of the most technically gifted footballers in the Eredivisie could be on his way to Villa Park before the January transfer window comes to an end.
Speaking to Sport 890 earlier in the week, Pereiro admitted that his agent had held negotiations with the Premier League strugglers with the Montevideo-born 24-year-old seemingly angling for a move to the Midlands rather than MLS newcomers FC Cincinnati.
The former Nacional winger has started just one Eredivisie game all season for PSV, punishment for his refusal to extend a contract which expires this summer. And reports in Holland claim that the Dutch giants are willing to accept just £6 million as they look to avoid losing Pereiro on a free.
The average Villa fanatic might not know much about a man who has spent his entire career in Uruguay and Holland but, as avid Eredivisie watchers will tell you, Pereiro could be a snip at just £6 million.
A tall and skilful attacker who has been transformed from a jinking winger into a probing number ten during his time at the Phillips Stadium, Pereiro has hit double figures in each of his four full campaigns in Holland’s top flight.
And while this has been a season to forget, Pereiro still managed to produce arguably the best goal of 2019/20 in the Eredivisie during December’s clash with Feyenoord. Jinking past a series of challenges, the Uruguayan channelled his inner Eric Cantona with a sublime lob which soared into the net.
That was worth £6 million alone.
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