Levante are the latest club to show an interest in Lucas Perez, with the Spanish side set to make an offer to Arsenal to loan the player for the 2017-18 season.
It’s reported that they’ll pay the Gunners a potential fee of €3m (€1m loan fee + €2m if they avoid relegation), as well as paying 100% of his wages for the season.
The Valencia based club are set to start their new campaign without forward Roger Marti who scored 22 goals in the promotion winning season from La Liga 2 last year. He’s suffered an injury that will keep him out of action until the new year, and they desperately need firepower.
However, with Arsenal holding out for a sale it seems like this is one is something of a long shot.
Earlier this week, reports that Perez was on the brink of a €14m move back to Deportivo did the rounds, but as we reported the two clubs are some way apart with the Gunners understandably unwilling to do the Spanish side any financial favours.
Sevilla and Malaga are also interested, and time is running out with the window closing next week.
They might as well as take an autographed Arsene Wenger jersey and Lucas Perez’s boots with that money.Bloody ludicrous. We should be looking to sell him permanently. He’s 28 now and unlikely to get any younger
We are trying to sell him permanently. That’s why these loan deals are being rejected.
Unlikely to get younger, but he might!!
Oh FFS! This isn’t doing Arsenal’s image as a club to sign to any favours. Especially when you add the terrible handling of the eleven (roughly) players whose contracts expire at the end of the season.
There are wath 7-8 teams offering for him, don’t tell me from 8 teams we can’t sell him on permanent basis, get it done stop it with this loan shit we are losing money every year because of 1-2 mil that teams are not meeting our valuation.
We keep on moaning at the club for not getting reasonable transfer fees for these players, but I can’t understand why nobody bids decent figures for them.
On the Arsecast today, the scouse bloke mentioned that Sam Clucas (yes, me neither) just signed for Swansea for about £16m, yet we get bids of less than that for (England international) Kieran Gibbs and Perez. WTF is going on?!?
My intuition, and I may be wrong, is we are overpaying these guys with salaries that only top clubs could pay. But we buy players who are a tier below the standard required by those top clubs. Being part of the premier league, this is understandable I thought. We can’t compete with the Mancs and the Chavs, and in making ourselves more attractive than the Spuds and the Pool, we pay the players more than they are worth making overall parity which I don’t believe is ideal. So Sanchez and Ozil earn as much as Theo fu*kin Walcott or the… Read more »
I don’t disagree with any of that, I just assumed that with the money knocking around in the PL that the lesser teams could pay silly money in wages as well. As an example, if Watford can spend £18.5m on Andre Gray, the difference in wages over (say) 4 years that could be covered by the extra £3.5m is about £17k/week. If Perez is on £70k that would mean Gray would need to be on less than £53k/week for the deal to be worth less overall. I have no idea what he’s getting paid, but if Watford brought him in… Read more »
True, but the trouble is none of these so called lesser clubs are convinced that Lucas Perez would be their star striker but rather a good back up. So they would be intent on paying a backup player’s wages, but Arsenal have effectively ruled all of them out by paying over the odds for their backups. End of the day, it doesn’t matter if Arsenal manage to sell Perez for 10 million or 50 million, I am not entirely convinced that this management(includes Wenger) would be spending the cash that comes in. So why even bother how much we sell… Read more »
Well said, and actually people should have reacted like that a while ago because even with the arrivals of Özil and Alexis, to many areas are missing players that can make a difference and once one is, another one got empty of quality. To be fait, it’s been like this since 2006/2007
I’m surprised no midtable Premier League club has gone for him. Do Newcastle, Swansea, West Brom have better fwds??
Not that I can see.
sell welbeck and keep perez.
sell walcott and buy mahrez
sell ox and buy aurier.
Sell Ramsey, buy Seri
Then retain Gibbs, Wilshere and Akpom cause we need 8 homegrown players if we wish to name a full 25 man squad
dont think akpom is going to make the cut.
jack is really good when not injured
wenger is going to convert gibbs into a cb. lol
I would play Steve Bould rather any day of the week!
I can’t wait for this transfer window to be over
Just get on with it for fucks sake, bored now!
his not for sale
Just keep him now and give him a chance, pretty sure he will give us a good alternative upfront. Btw our club needs to sack whoever run this transfer business, have 2,5 months to sort it out and in the last week it still remains unclear, idiot owners, boards, and manager who let this happen. Fans need to ask the direction of this club tbh, we can’t let this club keep lying and lying without any consequences.
I’d be worried if there is no interest. Something will happen in the next 7 days with Lucas.
Its the other deals like Gibbs Im waiting to hear on…
why even report this bollox. My local town can ‘show an interest’ and bid a packet of crisps and 4 pack of ripples. It will get them hits on newsnow. ffs
Sell him to Deportivo – Arsenal get £14m
Loan him to Levante as outlined – Arsenal get £5m and in 12 months a player they don’t want with a year left on his contract whose value is ****all because he’s free in 12m.
Hard choice. #NotHardChoice
Surely a return to Depor is a better bet.
I bet Perez would have put away some of those Welbeck chances last weekend. Just saying.
♩all we are saying is give perez a chance ?