The Mirror is reporting something that has been in the Spanish papers for several weeks now – that Newcastle target Lucas Perez has had enough of the Premier League with Arsenal and wants to return to his former club Deportivo in Spain.
The report says that Perez has turned down the chance to move to Newcastle on loan and instead he will return to Spain and his former club.
A return to Deportivo was what Perez was reported to want all along, and it looks like he will be on loan next season in Spain and then the Spanish club will have an option to buy him for a reasonable £10M next year.
Lucas Perez – wants to return to Deportivo
That would have been an excellent deal for Newcastle – if we could have persuaded Lucas to join us.
We will now have to look elsewhere if Rafa wants to bring in another striker this summer – which we assume he does.
The 28-year-old Spaniard would have been a great signing for us because he has real class, but it he didn’t want to come to Newcastle.
So be it.
We only want players who want to play for Newcastle.
Cross Perez off the list.
What do you think?