Deportivo La Caruna president Tino Fernandez believes Lucas Perez will return to the club, either this summer or next.

  • Lucas is looking to leave Arsenal
  • Arsenal are willing to let him leave
  • Deportivo amongst several Spanish sides interested

Lucas wants to leave Arsenal this summer for more playing time and Arsenal are believed to be willing to let him go. There is plenty of interest from Spain, with Sevilla, Valencia, Villareal and his former club Deportivo all asking about him.

Tino Hernandez, the president of Deportivo, believes that Lucas will ignore other clubs and return to the club, either this summer or next. “I would like for Lucas to return,” he said to Marca.

“I’ve never hidden the fact that if we could [bring him back], we would. If we can do it this year, we will; if not, it will be next year. I’m convinced that he [Perez] will return to Deportivo one day.

“It’s not easy. He has a big contract and he is at a club that paid a lot of money for him.”

Lucas is desperate for more playing time as he still has ambitions of playing for Spain in next summer’s World Cup. Speaking to Estadio Deportivo, he said: “My wish is not to spend another year like the one I’ve had.”

“Arsenal and the coach [Arsene Wenger] have treated me very well but I want to play. Wenger has been very honest with me and with the World Cup around the corner, what I want is to play and if it can be in Spain, all the better.”

It’s fair to say he didn’t get a fair chance at Arsenal and it would be best for all concerned if a deal is sorted out as soon as possible.