We saw a report in the Sunderland Echo today that Spanish sources were reporting that Newcastle is now in the lead to sign Lucas Perez of Arsenal, but we couldn’t find the Spanish source for that story.
We eventually found it, and it’s from TV Galicia in Spain who have reported that Newcastle United are leading the race to sign Arsenal striker Lucas Perez.
The report is that Newcastle now lead in the race to sign Perez but the really big news is that Newcastle is now willing to pay the full £13.4M fee Arsenal are asking for their striker.
Perez is available for transfer, and maybe Newcastle can get the deal done quickly this week with Deportivo and Fenerbahce the other two European clubs interested in signing him but unlikely to be able to pay the full £13.4M fee for the player.
Newcastle now in the lead to sign Lucas Perez
It’s interesting because we had just put out a report a little earlier today saying that Newcastle must have a decent chance of signing the striker before the season starts on Sunday.
That was based on the fact he could play in the highly visible Premier League next season and for a world-class Spanish manager in Rafa Benitez (and a top club like Newcastle).
That would surely help him in his goal to make the Spanish squad for the World Cup in Russia next summer.
Perez didn’t play much last season for the Gunners, but in the 21 games he did play he scored 7 goals and 5 assists – a very decent return.
He would be a terrific signing for us!
What do you think?