According to an article in Tuesday’s edition of the paper, Tottenham and Manchester City are also interested in signing the 20-year old in January.
Club president Antonio Fiusa was quoted in the article as saying that any prospective buyer would have to meet the player’s buyout-clause of £8million.
“The player has a contract until 2017 and we do not have to sell at an inferior price,” Fiusa reportedly said.
Manchester City are reported to have offered £5million for Pecks after a strong recommendation from a team scout. City is considered the favourite to land the defender because of a special collaboration agreement between the two clubs that gives them privileges on player purchases.
Born Péricles Santos Pereira in the former Portuguese colony of Cape Verde, ‘Pecks’ is a product of Gil Vicente’s youth academy.
He graduated to the senior side in 2012-13 playing in 7 matches in all competitions, scoring a goal in a Portuguese Cup match in November 2012. So far this season, Pecks has played in three matches in the Portuguese League, which includes two starts.
Standing at a modest 1.84m, Pecks is a right-footed central defender who is known for his tough-tackling and reading of the game. His style is considered well-suited for the Premier League.