Arsenal transfer news: Lucas Perez completes £17m move from Deportivo La Coruna

Arsenal have confirmed their fourth signing of the summer after landing former Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas

Jack de Menezes
Tuesday 30 August 2016 14:36
Comments

Arsenal have completed the signing of striker Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna in a £17m deal, the club have announced.

Lucas arrives as Arsenal’s fourth new signing of the summer, and after passing a medical in London last week, he has agreed a long-term contract subject to the move being ratified by the Premier League.

Speaking to www.arsenal.com, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: “He’s not only a goalscorer, he’s a guy who combines well with partners, who can give a final ball and makes good runs. He’s got a good eye for goal and had an outstanding season last year.”

Lucas will provide competition for Olivier Giroud, with the French striker nearing a return to full fitness after failing to appear in the season-opening defeat by Liverpool and Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Watford. Giroud came in for criticism last season as Arsenal fell short of challenging Leicester City for the title, and in Lucas Arsenal have landed a striker who scored 19 goals in all competitions last season.

Lucas Perez is unveiled as an Arsenal player

More to follow...

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in