Matheus Pereira: "I have received an offer that will change my life and that of my family forever"

The Brazilian footballer publishes a letter where he values the proposal of Al Hilal (Saudi Arabian club) to leave West Bromwich Albion.


Matheus Pereira has suffered the wrath of his own fans after deciding not to continue at England's West Bromwich Albion. A succulent offer from Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia has captivated the Brazilian footballer, who in a sincere letter explains how he feels. After two seasons at the club, where he achieved promotion to the Premier and suffered his recent relegation to the Championship, Matheus leaves the WBA and asks the fans for respect for his decision.Full letter from Matheus Pereira

"I remained silent and was not going to address anything until after the transfer market out of respect for the fans and all my teammates, however, after they told me that I was not committed to the club, I felt extremely hurt as a professional. I have been living from football since I was 12 years old, I decided to give up family time and usual fun to pursue the dream of having a better future for myself and those around me.

No one has seen an interview in which they speak ill of the club, or of any member of the team, or even that they wanted to leave the institution by any means. That's because I have respect for the club, as it opened its doors to me when I needed it. I have never lacked dedication and I have always been committed in the last two seasons.

We fought our way back to the Premier League and we fought to stay in the competition and I know all the professionals gave their all for those goals as well as I did.

It is flatly false that I was not committed as I train as I would under normal conditions and give 100% every day. I think it is very low to try to degrade my image and my professionalism in this way.

I do not want to leave the club through the back door as it was never my plan or intention, on the contrary, I want the club to be properly rewarded for believing in me and supporting me for two seasons. 3 weeks ago I received an offer that will change my life and that of my family forever.

I come from humble origins, little by little I have been building myself and I have achieved things with a lot of work and dedication. Because achieving financial independence at age 25 was unimaginable.

I want to go. I want to seek new experiences, but I want to do it in a fair and correct way. I will always be grateful to the WBA, its fans and all the professionals who work at the club and who welcomed me with open arms, who encouraged me these last two seasons, you are part of my history! I am a professional and will always respect it. "

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