The president of Deportivo La Coruna is convinced that Lucas Perez will return to the club in the future and hopes that a deal can be done this summer.
The striker swapped his hometown club for Arsenal in August last year but is tipped to quit the Emirates this summer after a frustrating debut season that saw him confined to just six starts in all competitions.
Arsene Wenger is believed to be willing to let the Spaniard, who has ambitions to play in next year’s World Cup, leave but only if a permanent deal that covers the Gunners’ £15 million outlay is agreed.
Speaking to Marca, Tino Fernandez revealed: “I would like for Lucas to return. I’ve never hidden the fact that if we could [bring him back], we would.
“If we can do it this year, we will; if not, it will be next year. I’m convinced that he [Perez] will return to Deportivo one day.
“It’s not easy. He has a big contract and he is at a club that paid a lot of money for him.”