Sevilla are reportedly looking to Arsenal’s Lucas Perez to bolster their attack this summer, a year after the Spanish La Liga side lost out to the Gunners when he was on his way out of Deportivo.
According to Inside Futbol, Sevilla failed to agree on a price for Perez in the summer of 2016, offering less than Deportivo’s £20m release clause, which led to Arsenal winning the race for his signature. However, game time has been sparse for the Spaniard in the Premier League and an exit from the Emirates Stadium looks on the cards this summer as a result.
Arsenal are expecting to take a hit on the 28-year-old and Sevilla are keen to bring him back to Spain if the price is right. Perez made just 11 Premier League appearances for the Gunners last season, two of them starts, and would be open to a return to La Liga to end a disappointing spell in London.
With Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez being ahead of him in the striker pecking order this season, Perez stood little chance of forging a regular first-team spot under manager Arsene Wenger. He was given rare starts in the domestic cup competitions but was heavily phased out in the second half of the season.
It’s unlikely Arsenal will stand in his way if Sevilla make an approach.