We had reported earlier today that with more teams being interested in signing Lucas Perez it may be difficult to get this player through the door at Newcastle.
But the Chronicle is reporting today on a piece in the London Evening Standard which says that Newcastle could well turn out to be the best fit for the Spanish striker.
Certainly, if we can manage to get this 28-year-old through the door this month, he would be a big signing as far as our fans are concerned.
The Evening Standard is reporting there will not be any shortage of clubs interested in the talented Spanish striker and that his former club Deportivo has already put in a £9M bid.
Lucas Perez in Deportivo’s colors
However, Newcastle should be able to meet the £13.4M price but (as usual) we have balked at that price even though it’s around £4M less than Arsenal paid Deportivo for him last summer.
After a tough year in London, it’s not too surprising Lucas wants to return to Deportivo., but with Newcastle having a world-class Spanish manager maybe he would consider staying in the Premier League where he would be a starter for Newcastle next season.
But with Newcastle having a world-class Spanish manager maybe he would consider staying in the Premier League where he would be a starter for Newcastle next season.
Lucas is an excellent player with a terrific left foot, and Rafa Benitez could get the best out of him and therefore maximize his chances of making the Spanish squad for the World Cup in Russia next summer.
Maybe that’s why the Standard is reporting that Newcastle could prove to be the best fit for Lucas if he cannot return to Spain.
Newcastle prefers a loan move, but we are still hoping the club will show some real ambition and sign this player who could fill a gaping hole in the Newcastle squad.
He’s a gifted player who can score goals for us if he gets playing time and Arsene Wenger has said today that Perez will be sold this summer.
Over to you Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley – please show some real ambition and sign this player.
What do you think?