Lucas Perez's agent hopeful Deportivo can sign Arsenal striker
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 14/08/17 5:34pm
Lucas Perez's representative is hopeful an agreement can be reached for the Arsenal striker to return to Deportivo La Coruna.
Perez joined the Gunners last summer for £18.1m (€20m), with part of the proceeds from his release clause paid to former club PAOK.
The 28-year-old said last season that he was frustrated at being a bit-part player, and admitted last month it had been the "last straw" when new signing Alexandre Lacazette was handed his No 9 shirt.
Perez has also been linked with a move to Newcastle United but representative Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle hinted to Sky Sports News that Deportivo were in pole position.
He said: "I think the £10.9m (€12m) that Deportivo La Coruna have offered Arsenal is a great deal. Deportivo received £12.7m (€14m) when they sold him to them last summer.
"They are giving everything to make this transfer possible. Lucas wants to play but he has a contract with Arsenal. I am hopeful an agreement can be reached.
"Lucas wants to play in Spain."
Perez played in only 11 Premier League games last season, starting just two of those, with his only goal coming in the 3-3 draw with Bournemouth.
His other six goals came in the EFL Cup, FA Cup and Champions League, Perez scoring a hat-trick in the 4-1 win over FC Basel.