Despite new links sending Arsenal’s Lucas Perez to Newcastle, where Rafa Benitez is a big fan of the Spaniard, Deportivo La Coruña aren’t ready to give up just yet.
The La Liga outfit have been the strongest link with a move for the 28-year-old, never hiding their desire to bring their former star back to Spain, but the Gunners’ asking price has always been an issue.
Of course, Newcastle could easily outbid them, as their summer hasn’t been the most expensive so far, but Deportivo’s president, Tino Fernandez, explained to Galicia de Goles, relayed by Fichajes.com, their pursuit of the player wasn’t done.
He said: “Nothing is impossible, but we have a limit. We’re going to continue to fight. He really wants to come here. We can’t sit around hoping, however, and we’re looking at other targets, meaning we’ll have to make a decision. It’s an important position for us”.
Seemingly desperate for a new goalscorer, the La Liga side are keen to avoid last year’s mistakes, which saw them avoid relegation to La Liga2 by a hair’s breadth.
Despite arriving for around £18m last summer, the Arsenal forward wasn’t a favourite of Arsène Wenger’s, with the Frenchman only counting on him sporadically, giving him 21 appearances in all competitions in which is scored seven goals and picked up five assists.