West Ham have announced the signing of Arsenal striker Lucas Perez, on a three year deal, for a fee in the region of £5m, including add-ons.
Lucas Perez spent last season on loan at his former side Deportivo La Coruna in Spain, scoring nine goals and eight assists in 37 appearances
The Spanish striker joined the Gunners in 2016 for £17.1m from Deportivo, making 21 largely cameo appearances in 2016/17 scoring seven goals and five assists across competitions..
The club statement regarding the signing reads: “West Ham United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Lucas Perez from Arsenal.
Lucas makes the move across London and signs a three-year contract with the Irons, having played in the Premier League and La Liga over the past two seasons with the Gunners and on loan for Deportivo de La Coruna.
The 29-year-old joins Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko, Fabian Balbuena and Felipe Anderson in moving to London Stadium this summer.”
After signing for the club, Perez revealed he was delighted to sign for such a ‘historic’ club:
“I’m very happy to be here at such a historic club. I’m very excited, as West Ham are giving me the chance to stay in the Premier League and I’m very happy to be part of this new project.
“West Ham have great fans and play in an amazing stadium, so to sign here brings me great joy. I’m very motivated.”