West Ham United announced on Monday evening that Lucas Perez had joined La Liga outfit Alaves on a permanent deal ‘for an undisclosed fee’.
Perez only joined West Ham from Arsenal in last summer’s transfer window, penning a three-year contract with the Hammers.
The 30-year-old managed a respectable six goals in 19 appearances for Manuel Pellegrini’s side during the 2018-19 campaign.
However, the attacker has now been moved on as West Ham prepare for the new season.
And it would be fair to say that the majority of the London club’s fans are pleased that Perez has departed at this early stage of the transfer window.
In fairness to the 5 ft 11 ace, he was not given much of an opportunity to make his mark at the London Stadium.
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But the deal does make sense for all involved as Perez has enjoyed previous success in Spanish football.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to the confirmed exit can be seen below:
waste of money, good to get rid of him!
— ankkah (@real_bonerpizza) June 3, 2019
If Pellegrini feels this was a needed departure then I trust him and his team. pic.twitter.com/gh8VNwvWZX
— Fabian WHUFC ?? (@WHUFC_USA_2008) June 3, 2019
Having a well needed clear out
— Aaron (@AaronPassfield2) June 3, 2019
Greatest day ever
— West Ham ?? (@usa_westham) June 3, 2019
No point in keeping the deadwood which eats up the wage budget. Good move to get rid.
— 1985 (@1985whu) June 3, 2019
Another brilliant transfer out ? now let’s get some business done the other way.
— Daniel Valentine (@_danvalentine) June 3, 2019
— TxD Darkt3mp3rz (@darkt3mp3rz) June 3, 2019
Unfortunately massive flop Lucas was, but all the best for the future lad!
— ⚒WestHamUtdNewsNow⚒ (@whu_news_now_) June 3, 2019