Deportivo La Coruna have made Arsenal an offer for Lucas Perez, according to the player’s representative.
The 28-year-old, who last week spoke of his annoyance that Alexandre Lacazette has taken his number 9 shirt, is almost certain to leave the Emirates this summer after a frustrating 12 months.
With a World Cup on the horizon, Lucas has made it very clear he’d like to re-sign for his hometown club from whom he joined the Gunners for £17 million last August.
“We have talked to everyone,” revealed his agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle told the Press Association.
“Arsenal know we want to go, that there are no opportunities here, and within a year there is a World Cup. Would you not be angry and sad and upset if you had your squad number taken without being asked?”
He added: “Deportivo made an offer a week ago. It is a permanent deal and worth more than Nolito’s move to Sevilla. Of course [he was told he would play more].
“Lucas signed for Arsenal and was the happiest person in the world and with all of his dreams to fulfil. We have seen that every time he played he did well, but after every time he got fewer and fewer opportunities.”
Nolito moved to Sevilla from Manchester City for a fee thought to be around €9 million, no doubt the Gunners will be hoping for a fair bit more than that given their initial outlay for Lucas.