Depor to miss out on Arsenal’s Lucas PerezAugust 3, 2017
Turkish side Fenerbahce have reportedly agreed terms with Arsenal striker Lucas Perez, despite Deportivo La Coruna’s interest.
Having left the Galician side for Arsenal last summer, Perez found playing time hard to come by under Arsene Wenger, despite the Frenchman’s admiration of his ability and season prior to the move, where he scored an impressive 17 goals in 37 games.
Just 11 appearances in the Premier League have seen he Spaniard looking to leave, and with the arrival of French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates, Perez has talked of his poor treatment.
Speaking with La Voz de Galicia last week, Perez discussed his time at the North London club and his frustrations – which included having the number nine shirt taken from him and given to Lacazette.
Reports in Spanish press claimed Depor had offered the striker a 10-year contract to return to the Riazor but it is now thought he will move to Turkey.
TurkishFootball claimed on Thursday that terms had been agreed with Perez’s agent being quoted as saying:
“We are in talks with Fenerbahce but Arsene Wenger does not want a loan move,” Lovelle told TurkishFootball.
“Wenger wants €15m for Lucas. He still has another three-years on his contract so Arsenal hold all the cards.
“Fenerbahce, two Spanish teams and a Bundesliga side have made an offer for Lucas.
“Fenerbahce are the most serious and we have been in talks for two months.”
Perez began his playing career with Atletico Madrid, before spells with Rayo Vallecano, Dinamo Kiev and PAOK.
During his time with Deportivo, he scored an impressive 24 goals in 59 games.