Deportivo La Coruna coach Pepe Mel has revealed that his president has promised that Lucas Perez will re-sign with the club next week.
We reported yesterday that the Spanish side have been working on a loan deal for the striker in the hope of signing him on a permanent basis next summer.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal have sanctioned a temporary move or if Depor have returned with an improved offer nearer to Wenger’s €15 million valuation. An offer in the region of £9 million has already been rejected.
Pepe Mel confirms that Lucas will be in A Coruña next week. One step closer to a magical summer…
— Chris (@MoarFootball) August 18, 2017
Pepe Mel has said that Depor's president has confirmed to him that Lucas Pérez will be signed. Probably will happen next week. Huge deal.
— Simon Harrison (@simonhfootball) August 18, 2017
Deportivo open their La Liga campaign at home to Real Madrid on Sunday. It looks as though Lucas will miss that, but he could well make his return against Levante on 26 August.