West Ham target Matheus Pereira has gone public as he edges closer to a Hawthorns exit.

The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a move away from the Baggies this summer following their relegation from the Premier League, with the Hammers consistently named as potential suitors.

New West Brom boss Valerien Ismael said at the beginning of July that he expects to lose the midfielder this summer, but so far he remains in the Midlands with the transfer window deadline edging closer by the day.

But now, Pereira has taken the step to go public with an angry statement regarding the way in which he believes he is being perceived in the public over his wish to move on.

The 25-year-old has refuted claims that he isn’t committed and explains that while he has always remained professional throughout his career and during his time at West Brom, an offer he received three weeks ago would change his and his family’s life forever.

He goes on to say that he wants to make sure West Brom gets the correct fee for his services as a thank you for giving him his break in England and in the Premier League.

It’s unclear who made him that offer, although it has been reported that West Ham are in talks with the Baggies over a deal this summer.

Either way, it appears this West Ham transfer rumour might just be coming to an end one way or another as Pereira’s statement may force West Brom to bring an end to his time at the Hawthorns sooner rather than later.

You can read the midfielder’s statement below…