There is going to be a big clear-out at Arsenal this summer and Newcastle could benefit by taking one or two of their players.
And we wonder if Rafa Benitez will be interested in one player who will be available and wants to leave the Gunners this summer after only one year at the club – 29 year-old Spanish winger Lucas Perez.
Even through Perez got little playing time under Wenger last season he had a decent run of 7 goals and 5 assists in only 21 appearances for the club in all competitions and those were mostly as a substitute.
29 year-old Spanish winger Lucas Perez
It’s difficult to know if Rafa rates his Spanish counterpart and he will not come cheap since Arsenal paid £17M for him from Deportivo La Coruna last summer and it seems they are willing to sell him for £13M this summer.
Perez has a great left foot and can score goals, which is what Rafa Benitez is looking for next season – more goals from his midfield.
Perez has already told Arsenal he wants to leave the club according to his agent and there is interest from various Premier League clubs such as West Ham as one example.
His agent is Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle and this is what he has said about his client:
“The idea is to be able to play for another club.” “We want to leave and Arsenal already know.”
“Do you know anyone who is happy but has no opportunities?”
Perez looks a good player who for whatever reason wasn’t given a chance but whether Benitez thinks he is worth £13M is another question and Rafa seems to be looking at getting some younger and cheaper alternatives for the wing positions this summer.
But Perez could be a very good buy – even at £13M.
What do you think?