We all knew it was going to happen, but at last we have our first official deadline day deal as Lucas Perez leaves Arsenal to join local neighbours West Ham.
The BBC reported….
West Ham have signed Spanish striker Lucas Perez from Arsenal for a reported fee of £4m.
The 29-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Hammers, having spent the last two seasons with the Gunners.
He is Manuel Pellegrini’s ninth summer signing and their second from Arsenal after the capture of Jack Wilshere.
“I’m very excited, as West Ham are giving me the chance to stay in the Premier League,” Perez told the club’s official website.
“I’m very happy to be part of this new project. West Ham have great fans and play in an amazing stadium, so to sign here brings me great joy. I’m very motivated.”
So he joins Our Jack down the road in East Lindon. Are Arsenal really going to sell Danny Welbeck as well?