Despite the first League game just three days away, poor old Lucas Perez still doesn’t know where he will be playing this season despite Arsene Wenger aassuring him that he would be sold as there are simply too many strikers at the Emirates.
First of all Perez wanted to return to Deportivo, and then last week he was reportedly over in Turkey speaking to Fenerbahce, while his agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle continues to whine that Arsenal want too much money for his client. “Lucas wants to play but it depends on Arsenal,” Lovelle said. “Arsenal want more [money]. We want to leave but if there is no agreement he has a contract with Arsenal. The ideal price is about €12m.”
Arsenal will never accept such a low price and the latest reports are saying that Arsenal want £13.5million for the 28-year-old that they paid £17m for just one year ago, and now it looks like Newcastle is set to be his most likely destination.
Rafael Benitez has already declared an interest in Lucas. He said: “I like the player, because I have good friends in La Coruna,” said the Magpies boss. “I know that he did really well. He’s come here and not played in many games, but I like the player.”
There is no doubt that Premier League clubs have more money than most other teams abroad so it seems to make sense to sell him to an English club, but wouldn’t you be worried that he will have a fantastic season and be desperate to score against us?