Posted on August 31, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal striker rejects Everton and Newcastle to return to La Liga

The Spanish striker Lucas Perez has reportedly rejected any chance to stay in the Premiership with Newcastle or Everton, and has got his wish to return to his hometown club Deportivo La Coruña. The Standard has just reported it as a done deal, with Perez only going back to La Liga on a one-year loan, with no promise of becoming a permanent fixture next summer.

Arsenal wasted 17m GBP on the striker last August, but Wenger decided he was only going to be a backup and changed Alexis Sanchez into a centre forward rather than play Lucas, even when Giroud was injured at the start of the season. He was left on the bench for most of last season as Wenger seemed reluctant to play him in big games, despite scoring almost every time he was given a chance on the pitch.

The Standard reported: Lucas Perez has returned to Deportivo La Coruna on a season-long loan from Arsenal.

The Spanish striker, who moved in the opposite direction last season for £17million, will rejoin his hometown club, who have convinced Arsenal to agree to a deal without an obligation to buy at the end of the loan.

Arsenal had set a £13.8m (€15m) asking price for Lucas but Deportivo had found that to be too great a price for them to reach.

Should Lucas prove to be a success Deportivo may well look to keep the 28-year-old at the Riazor on a permanent basis but they are under no obligation to do so.

Perez was keen to return to La Liga in the hope that he could get a call up for next summers World Cup with the Spanish national team, but has never actually had a game for them so far. I think it is more likely that he wanted to return to his family and friends at home, and to ensure he played every week rather than sit and rot on the Arsenal bench….

A big mistake by Arsenal to have signed him last season, and they have lost a lot of money by agreeing to this deal..

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6 thoughts on “Arsenal striker rejects Everton and Newcastle to return to La Liga

  1. luvdaguns

    i knew we were not done, when wenger issued a statement that we are done… pleze get Lemar, would be stunning! sign him to a 8 yr deal!

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  2. Raoh

    I can understand Lucas…you convinced him to come to AFC, promised game time. You made him go throught an adaptation phase that only seems to happen at AFC. Than you make him play little minutes from which he shows flashes of what he can do yet you select others ahead of him when at times he would have been the sensible choice.
    To hammer the last nail to the coffin: to accommodate your record signing in Lacazett you give him the #9 shirt which belongs to Perez without even attempting to discuss that with the player himself and see if that would be an ok move…
    Ultimately why would he go where you want him to go…come to a gentlemen agreement now…by the way newswide report that we have put in a bid of 90m+ pound for Lemar…all that for a club with no money and now we are banking everything on the kid. Is that really all we can do??!! Specially when we need a CM or a DM and a CB and even a winger now…Goretzka, Seri, Draxler, N’zonzi??? There is potential on deadline day!

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  3. kev

    It looks like the news I reported about Lucas Perez some days back is true.The loan fee i.s £4m.
    JUST IN:Arsenal have bid £75m+£10m in add ons for Lemar.Monaco want £100m.Arsenal have also agreed a fee with Man City for Alexis Sanchez which is £60m+£20m in achieveable bonuses.I can confirm for you that though Arsenal have agreed the fee with City the deal will only go through if Arsenal can get Lemar.
    I personally rate this 60/40 in favour of deal not happening.

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  4. Turbo

    Good for you Lucas! That team will appreciate you and play you regularly. No more totally killing it every rare chance we actually put you on the field but otherwise sitting around for the bulk of the rest of our matches watching Welbeck and Theo flub chances, not quite having the quality last touch to create a decent chance, and/or very rarely making any type of decent/threatening cross to other players all the while thinking “hey coach, you know I’m on the team also!…I’m even wearing the number 9 jersey!”

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