As reported by The Sun, Newcastle are set to rival Deportivo la Coruna for the signature of Arsenal forward Lucas Perez this summer.
Rafa Benitez is on the hunt for talent that can make the Magpies a real force in the top-flight next season after their promotion from the top-flight. It’s a difficult process in a busy market but someone like Lucas Perez certainly appears to fit the bill.
Despite not forcing his way into Arsene Wenger’s plans at the Gunners, he has good pedigree in La Liga, scoring 17 goals in the Spanish top-flight two seasons ago before his switch to London. If Benitez can tap into that kind of form they would have a real gem on their hands.
He made most of appearances for Arsenal from the bench last season but still managed to net 7 goals in all competitions, not an unsubstantial total given his minutes on the pitch.
It’s a signing that certainly appears to have caught the imagination of the Newcastle support with many fans taking to Twitter to share their enthusiasm about the potential switch…
Lucas Perez would be an excellent acquisition for #nufc if it happens. A first-class, clever and versatile attacker with good pace
— Evin (@EvG_Football) July 30, 2017
Okay so not the most exciting link we've had but Lucas Perez could be a great deal. 17 goals 8 assists in 15/16, obviously has talent. #NUFC
— Alex Elvidge (@YabbaDabbaDoOne) July 30, 2017
Hope the Lucas Perez rumours are true. Would be a class signing #NUFC
— Jamie (@ffsColback) July 30, 2017
Yes yes please! Lucas Perez from Arsenal.. Lethal and seriously hope this one happens!!! #nufc
— David William Tasker (@DavidWilliamTa1) July 30, 2017
Lucas Perez seems like he would be a very decent signing for #nufc gets a chance to shine in the big leagues. Seems we all win.
— Danny Roberts (@dannyJroberts26) July 30, 2017
I've said this before, but Lucas Perez would be a lethal signing. Never given a fait crack but has loads of quality. #nufc
— Liam (@27liamdavid) July 30, 2017
Lucas Perez to Newcastle to be Rafa's 1st choice striker this season would be a very good choice.
— Will Moore (@Will_i_Am1980) July 30, 2017