Arsenal near deal to sell Lucas Perez to West Ham

Arsenal near deal to sell Lucas Perez to West Ham

The Spain worldwide was signed by the Emirates club from Deportivo La Coruna for £17m in the summer of 2016.

The 29-year-old striker spent last season on loan at his former side Deportivo La Coruna in Spain, collecting nine goals and eight assists in 37 appearances for the Galician side, after struggling to make an impression in North London.

He becomes West Ham's ninth summer signing and second of transfer deadline day, after striker Lucas Perez joined from Arsenal.

"I know that West Ham want him and they have made an offer", Lucas's agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle told ESPN FC. He went back to Deportivo on loan last season and was surplus to requirements at the Emirates after the arrivals of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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In January, he signed a new long-term contract with Bilbao until 2025, amid interest from Real Madrid . Kepa is second choice for Spain behind Manchester United's David de Gea. "It is down to many things.

Arsenal are said to be keen to cash in on Perez and Emery has reportedly warned both the Spaniard and fellow striker Danny Welbeck that they will have minimal game-time if they stay at the club this summer.

West Ham United are pushing to complete the signing of West Brom target Carlos Sanchez from Fiorentina before the window for Premier League clubs shuts on Thursday.

Perez's switch to the London Stadium sees him reunited with former Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, who joined West Ham following the end of his contract.

West Ham director of football Mario Husillos is confident Perez will prove another valuable addition. He can also cover other positions but it is as a defensive midfielder that he really excels.

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