Burnley’s pursuit of Deportivo striker Florian Andone could affect Arsenal’s sale of Lucas Perez.
In a classic example of transfer market dominoes, Burnley’s potential move for Deportivo striker Florian Andone could help Arsenal sell Lucas Perez to the Spanish club. As reported by Sport Witness, Burnley could try and sign Andone if they can’t sign Leeds United’s Chris Wood.
Should they do so, they could spend up to £13.6m to sign him. That £13.6m could then be used by Deportivo to replace Andone with Lucas Perez. £13m just happens to be the frequently reported amount Arsenal want for the Spaniard.
It would all work out nicely, but only if Burnley can’t signed Wood. That move might be dependent on Leeds’ ability to sign Hamburg’s Pierre-Michel Lasogga. It’s all very convoluted but the important thing is that Arsenal could soon be able to offload Lucas.
Wenger today said that the 28-year-old is free to leave, which might suggest a deal could be close. Selling the striker has been a struggle as none of the interested teams have been able to stump up the cash Arsenal want. If the right dominoes fall, though, that could change.