Arsenal’s versatile forward Lucas Perez could be set for a permanent move away from north London with Fenerbahce frontrunners to sign him, if reports are to be believed.
The 28-year-old, who signed from Deportivo last summer for £17m, is unhappy with the lack of regular first-team minutes he has been granted this term and has unsurprisingly attracted interest from many clubs across Europe.
Perez, who scored seven goals and created five assists in just under 1,000 minutes of senior football across all competitions for the Gunners this season, refused to rule out a return to Deportivo earlier in May.
However, he is set to consider his options with Dick Advocaat’s side prepared to offer a reported £3.5m-a-year contract alongside assurances over playing time. This is something that the experienced Spaniard has not yet received at the Gunners, although he has been sidelined for around three months across the season with a range of different injuries.
Turkish source Fotomac have said he’s keen for a move away and the approach makes sense from Fenerbahce’s perspective. Finding someone to relieve the goal-scoring load off Moussa Sow on the flank, whilst preparing for life after Robin van Persie, they’d manage to kill two birds with one stone if they can complete this transfer.
No transfer fee has been suggested yet, though it’s likely that Arsenal would want to recoup the majority of the £17m they spent on the Spaniard.