The Lucas Perez to Arsenal reports are spreading quickly in the Spanish media. El Confidencial reported late on Wednesday evening that Perez would ‘almost certainly’ be set to leave Deportivo La Coruna and join Arsenal.
Following on from them, Spanish newspaper Marca say there’s now ‘total agreement’ between the clubs for the transfer to take place, that’s also between the two clubs. Unless there’s a turnaround, Marca believe Perez can become a Gunner today.
Arsenal will pay the player’s €20m release clause, and Deportivo are content for the move to happen. Marca do point out that the ball is now in Perez’s caught, and he could turn the move down, but they clearly don’t expect that.
Deportivo are already looking for a replacement for the player, which shows how they feel about the situation.
Perez will sign up for three or four years, according to Marca. He turns 28 years of age on September 10th, is left footed and plays primarily as a striker, but can operate a little further back or on the left wing.
Last season, Lucas Perez was the 11th top La Liga scorer with 16 goals.