Agent of Arsenal striker Perez confirms La Liga offer



    The representative of Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has today revealed that an official offer has arrived from the Spaniard’s former side, Deportivo La Coruna.

    Struggles

    Having arrived from La Liga outfit Deportivo last August, Perez, with his excellent movement and eye for goal, was seen by many Arsenal fans as a possible answer to the club’s long-standing problems at centre-forward.

    However, that has been far from the case since, with the Spaniard having managed just 21 appearances across all competitions last season.

    Despite coming off the bench for the majority of his performances, Perez managed a respectable 7 goals for the Gunners over the course of the campaign, as well as chipping in with a number of assists.

    Regrets

    Speaking earlier this summer, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted that a departure from North London had become a near-inevitability for the 28-year-old, revealing that he feels ‘a bit sorry for him’ due to his lack of game-time.

    On the move

    And today, Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle, Perez’s agent, has confirmed that an official offer has arrived for the Spaniard from former club Deportivo, also touching on the frustration endured by his client during his North London stint thus far.

    ‘Deportivo made an offer a week ago – it is a permanent deal and worth more than Nolito’s move to Sevilla (£7.9 million).’

    ‘Of course [he was told he would play more]. Lucas signed for Arsenal and was the happiest person in the world and with all of his dreams to fulfil.’

    ‘Every time he played he did well, but after every time he got fewer and fewer opportunities.’

    An agreement between Arsenal and Depor is expected in the near future, with Perez said to be desperate to return to his home country as soon as possible to maintain the slightest chance of earning a spot in Spain’s World Cup squad for next year.

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