According to DXTCampeon, Spanish outfit Deportivo La Coruna have offered Arsenal outcast Lucas Perez a 10-year contract, which would see the striker eventually move into a technical secretary role at the club.
Having arrived from Deportivo last August, Perez, with his excellent movement and eye for goal, was seen by many Arsenal fans as a possible answer to the club’s long-standing problems at centre-forward.
However, that has certainly not proved to be the case since, with the Spaniard having managed just 21 appearances across all competitions at the Emirates last season.
Despite coming off the bench for the majority of his performances, Perez did manage a respectable 7 goals for the Gunners over the course of the campaign, as well as chipping in with a number of assists.
Surplus to requirements
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted back in May that Perez’s time in North London could well come to an end before the summer’s end, with the Frenchman revealing:
‘If I am the manager I would love to keep him, but we have to sit down and see if he has a realistic chance to play.’
‘He is a top-quality striker but I could not give him the games he wants and deserves, I confess that.’
‘I feel a bit sorry for him.’
La Liga bound
A growing number of outlets have also suggested that Perez himself is keen on an Emirates exit over the coming weeks, with the striker desperate to garner some game-time ahead of next year’s World Cup.
And, if a report from aforementioned source DXTCampeon is to be believed, then Perez may get his wish very soon, with the 28-year-old’s former club Deportivo having offered their one-time star man a decade-long deal at the Estadio Riazor.
The contract would see the Gunners man play out the remainder of his playing days with the La Liga side, before moving into a technical secretary position at the club.
Perez is said to be mulling over his decision, with an announcement expected over the coming week.