The latest Arsenal rumours are saying that Deportivo La Coruña, who sold Lucas Perez to Arsenal last summer, are making a bid to bring the unhappy striker back to his hometown after a season where he has been mostly ignored by Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners bought the Spaniard at the end of the transfer window with a lot of fanfare, but the Spaniard made just 11 appearances in the League, with most of them coming from the bench, and now the Spaniard is desperate to return to his hometown as we revealed yesterday…
But the problem is that Deportivo are not such a big club they can afford to just give Arsenal there money back, and they are arguing that Perez is now only worth half of the £18m (21m Euros) that the Gunners paid last year. Lucas’ agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle told Marca: “The amount is close to what was paid for Nolito on the part of Sevilla (€9m).
“Arsenal paid €21 million a year ago, four years of contract, that is to say, five million of annual repayment approximately, as a player devalues if he does not play, I think he would be worth like Nolito for Sevilla.”
Nolito was sold by Manchester City for the price of just £9million, so should Arsenal not expect more than that?