Lucas Perez closing in on West Ham switch

Lucas Perez closing in on West Ham switch

Arsenal have accepted a bid from Sporting Lisbon to sign Lucas Perez this summer, according to reports in the Portuguese media.

Perez scored seven goals in 21 appearances for the Gunners, with agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle telling ESPN FC on Monday that he wanted to stay in London and prove himself in the Premier League.

The Spain worldwide was signed by the Emirates club from Deportivo La Coruna for £17m in the summer of 2016.

He returned to the La Liga side last season and many suspected he could have had a fresh start at the Emirates.

West Ham United have endured relegation battles in their last two Premier League campaigns but striker Javier Hernandez says he is dreaming of a top six finish this season.

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On the other hand, Maurizio's style is not unlike the style at the Spanish national team". "I'd like to think so". The fee Chelsea have paid surpasses the £60m they spent on Spanish striker Alvaro Morata in July 2017.

The Hammers found a unique way to announce the signing of Perez as they used their big screens at the London Stadium to unveil the player.

But Press Association Sport understands a transfer across London to join the Hammers is edging closer as Thursday's transfer deadline approaches, with Perez wanting another chance to make his mark in England.

West Ham director of football Mario Husillos added: "He is a very experienced player that Manuel and I both know well from Spain".

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but local media said West Ham had paid about 4 million pounds for the Spaniard. He scores goals, but can also create them and link well with the midfielders.

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