Carlos Sanchez & West Ham
It could be a busy at West Ham United on transfer deadline day.
West Ham are lining up two offensive signings on the final day of the transfer window.
Manuel Pellegrini is poised to sign Arsenal forward Lucas Perez and Colombian international Carlos Sanchez.
According to Football London, Carlos Sanchez flew to London on Wednesday night.
The Fiorentina winger is set to have his medical and complete his West Ham transfer today.
Now 32, Carlos Sanchez previously played for Aston Villa. Sanchez played 56 games for Villa, scoring one and assisting one in that time.
Arsenal’s Lucas Perez
West Ham are also gearing up to sign Arsenal striker Lucas Perez.
Perez is tipped to join the Hammers in a five million pound deal.
The 29-year-old signed forArsenal in 2016 for a fee in the region of £12 million. He has made just 21 appearances for the Gunners.
Jack Wilshere appears to have confirmed Lucas Perez has joined West Ham 👀 pic.twitter.com/ya74T78eIR
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) August 9, 2018
Carlos Sanchez flew in to London last night for a medical and should be signed by the 5pm deadline. Hoping to have Lucas Perez to be announced before noon. #DeadlineDay
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) August 9, 2018
Carlos Sanchez only a back-up player and will be limited to first team minutes. Noble, Rice and Obiang all start over him. Pellegrini even then has the option to drop drop Wilshere deeper or Zaba can fill in.
— ⚒ COYIrons.com ⚒ (@COYIrons_com) August 7, 2018
West Ham’s summer business
West Ham broke their transfer record when they signed Felipe Anderson from Lazio for a fee of around £34.2m.
The Hammers also splashed the cash on Issa Diop from Toulouse and Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund for whom they paid £22.5m and £18m respectably.
Pellegrini was also able to secure the signings of Lukas Fabianski from Swansea for a fee of around £7.2m, Fabián Balbuena from Corinthians for around £3.6m, Ryan Fredericks on a free and Jack Wilshere on a free.