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Newcastle Interested In Signing £17M 28-Year-Old Arsenal Striker

The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in signing Arsenal’s 28-year-old Spanish striker Lucas Perez.

Perez had a difficult first season at Arsenal, and he didn’t get the playing time he expected last season.

But in 21 appearances for the Gunners, he still managed to score 7 goals with 5 assists, and that was a very good return from the 6ft tall striker.

Perez seems a little fed up with England and has said he would like to return to Spain and his former club Deportivo La Coruna are just one of a number of clubs interested in taking him back.

The Sun is reporting that Newcastle is a possible destination for the Arsenal striker who is hardly a happy camper at the Emirates at the moment.

Newcastle wants Perez in a straight transfer, and it will be interesting to see how much Arsenal would want for their striker who they paid £17.1M to Deportivo for last summer.

Perez will now be further down the pecking order at the Gunners since Arsenal signed  Alexandre Lacazette and the Spaniard will leave Arsenal this summer.

Perez wants first team football next season, so he has a chance of making Spain’s World Cup squad for the tournament in Russia next summer.

Rafa will be hoping that Perez wants to join him at Newcastle and he will definitely get a lot more playing time at Newcastle next season and he’ll be used as an out-and-out striker up front along with Dwight Gayle.

But if Newcastle signs Perez this summer it’s odds on that we would sell 22-year-old Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 30, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Do we really think this will happen?

    I don’t, and it’s not as if The Sun have been particularly good with their predictions about us this year is it.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 30, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d like to see us sign him but probably just poor journalism.

  • jane

    Jul 30, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #3

    sounds the right kind of player for us.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #4

    If mbemba is leaving along with mitro, lazaar, krul, Riviera, haidara (I still think saivet will to) does that mean we are after these positions still

    2nd striker

    If so who are your 5?

    I’m going to guess at and hope for


  • Ron Knee

    Jul 30, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #5

    “Mitrovic on borrowed time”, according to the sage Ryder.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 30, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Jane – He’s exactly what we need. Underrated. He’s like many players brought in by top clubs and played out of position on the wing or never gets a run of starts. Him, nolito, martial, musa, Slimani, batsyuai…. All worthy of starting up front.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 30, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Ron – he’s not taken his chances and this preseason I’ve seen him look half interested at best in 2 matches. That’s no way to convince rafa to keep you. Darlow kept his head down and may still stay. Saivet too. Even though I think he should be out of here.

  • Tenbytoon

    Jul 30, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Tidy every time he got a game last season, agreed that arsenal played him out of position, would be a good signing imo


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