Newcastle fans excited by potential Lucas Perez switch

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…