Arsenal accept deal to sell 29-year-old to Sporting Lisbon

Lynette Rowe
August 10, 2018

Perez joined Arsenal from Deportivo La Coruna for £17m two years ago, but played only 11 times, hitting a Champions League hat-trick against Basel, before being loaned back to Deportivo last season.

"I'm very happy to be here at such an historic Club", Perez told the club's official website.

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

West Ham United have announced the signing of Arsenal's Spanish forward Lucas Perez, on a three year deal, for a fee in the region of £5m, including add-ons.

Portuguese outlet A Bola, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the north London side have deemed the 29-year-old to be surplus to requirements at The Emirates as Unai Emery prepares for his first season in charge at the club.

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"I'm very happy to be here".

West Ham have already spent big this summer, landing the likes of Felipe Anderson, Issa Diop and Andriy Yarmolenko - as well as bringing in former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on a free transfer.

West Ham director of football Mario Husillos is confident Perez will prove another valuable addition.

West Ham director of football Mario Husillos moved for Sanchez following a ringing endorsement from the Colombian manager Jose Pekerman under whom he has reached nearly 100 global caps.

"His style is different from the other strikers we have available to us, and that gives the manager more options for our attacking play", Husillos said.

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