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West Ham United should consider dropping Perez deal and sign Welbeck instead

West Ham United should consider walking away from a deal to sign Arsenal striker Lucas Perez and pursue his teammate Danny Welbeck instead after the London Evening Standard reported that the club are willing to sell him.

What’s the word?

According to BBC Sport, the East London outfit are closing in on the signature of Perez.

The Spaniard has struggled to earn regular game time at the Emirates since his 2016 switch from Deportivo La Coruna.

In fact, he has only made 11 Premier League appearances for the Gunners and has scored just once.

Elsewhere, the London Evening Standard reports that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is willing to listen to offers for Welbeck as the striker is not expected to play a major role this season.

With that in mind, West Ham should consider switching from Perez to Welbeck while in discussions with the Gunners.

Why?

Perez proved while on loan at Deportivo La Coruna last summer that he can find the back of the net having scored nine goals in 37 appearances in all competitions.

Welbeck managed 10 in 47 outings last season, but for most of the campaign he was used as a substitute.

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His record may not be perfect, but the England international has proven himself at Premier League level having found the back of the net 41 times in total in the top flight.

Welbeck deserves a chance at regular football to get himself back on track, but there are question marks over his injury history.

Overall, though, West Ham would have a better chance of finding a reliable goalscorer in Welbeck than Perez.

Article title: West Ham United should consider dropping Perez deal and sign Welbeck instead

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