According to a report by Goal, Arsenal striker Lucas Perez is one of seven players that Unai Emery is looking to offload in the coming weeks with West Ham United a potential destination on loan, and Irons fans have been quick to have their say on the Spaniard.
Goal report that the 29-year-old could be on his way out of the Emirates before August 9 having spent last term on loan at Deportivo La Coruna, with reliable Hammers insider @ExWHUemployee confirming on Episode 96 of ‘The West Ham Way’ radio show that he could be a potential loan target.
Perez has found first-team minutes hard to come by ever since joining the Gunners in 2016, although his record of seven goals and five assists in 21 appearances is hardly shabby, and should he arrive at the London Stadium he would be competing with the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez for a centre-forward spot.
These West Ham supporters, some of whom are split on a big-money bid for a World Cup sensation, have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the rumour, and while one said “he could be very good for us”, another said he is a “great player that hasn’t had a chance at Arsenal”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I’d take Perez on loan, can’t hurt to try him, I think he could be very good for us aslong as he can buy into Pellegrini’s philosophy
— Preson ⚒ (@PrestonWHU) July 20, 2018
Agree id rather get Batman or Perez out of those. Would love RLC as he can drive out and link defence to attack
— Brad Palmer (@Mr_BA6) July 20, 2018
Would take Perez/ Welbeck at West Ham
— Bettin Barry (@barry_bettin) July 19, 2018
Perez or Wellbeck at West Ham, would be handy squad players
— Andrew ‘ Golota ‘ Keavey (@AndrewKeavey82) July 19, 2018
Id take Perez at West Ham and hell even Welbeck
— Steven Brideau (@OakieSb) July 20, 2018
Please @WestHamUtd don’t sign welbeck he’s shit I’d take Perez all day long
— Daniel 父 Moore (@danielmoore1987) July 20, 2018
Definitely Perez. Great player that hasn’t had a chance at Arsenal.
— will overall (@willoverall) July 20, 2018