The Galician press doesn’t seem very confident that Lucas Perez will stay at Deportivo La Coruña after the end of his loan spell.
The striker, who belongs to Arsenal, could end up neither in Spain or England in the next season, but in Portugal, according to La Voz de Galícia today.
The outlet claims that Benfica are interested in him, and in case this will shown by the Eagles turns into an official offer, the player could end up in Liga NOS.
With the Portuguese side currently fighting for a direct place in the Champions League, the outlet claims that this European spot would be decisive in Perez’s decision of joining them or not.
La Voz de Galícia says that Benfica’s interest makes it complicated for Deportivo to keep the player, especially with the Spanish club’s relegation from La Liga.
They also claim that the player doesn’t seem to have a place at Arsenal for the next season, which makes things even easier for clubs who want him.
With his contract with the Gunners running until 2020, let’s see if the London side will try to sell him or loan him out again. A move to Benfica would be fortunate for the player, and it’s curious he feels he’s able to hold out for guaranteed Champions League football.