Arsenal And Everton Battle For Deportivo Striker Lucas Perez 

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​Arsenal are set to beat Everton to the signing of Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez, reports Marca.

Deportivo and Arsenal reportedly reached an agreement over the transfer of the forward on Wednesday – the Gunners will activate his €20m buyout clause to bring him to the Emirates and the deal could be completed by Friday.

Several clubs have enquired about the attacker this summer, although Everton were the first club to make a concrete offer.
However, the Merseysiders are set to be beaten to Lucas’ signature by Arsenal, who will sign the Spaniard on a three or four-season deal.

Valencia also wanted Lucas as a replacement for Paco Alcacer, who is a target for Barcelona. However, on enquiring, Valencia were told by Deportivo that Lucas was close to an agreement with Arsenal. 

Lucas Perez 15/16 STATS 

Appearances – 36

Goals scored – 17

Assists – 8

Chances created – 72

Shot accuracy – 59 per cent 



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