According to the football transfer rumours in British Media (The Sun), Newcastle United are linked with a move for Arsenal striker Lucas Perez.
The Spain international was signed by Arsenal in August 2016 from Deportivo La Coruña for a fee of 20 million euros. The 28-year-old has a valid contract with Arsenal until June 2020.
Since his arrival from Deportivo La Coruña, Lucas Perez has scored 7 goals and provided 5 assists in 21 games for Arsenal in all competitions last season.
Rafa Benitez wants to sign a new striker this summer and Lucas Perez is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Spain international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of attacking player Rafa Benitez wants to target in the summer transfer window. Rafa Benitez is a long term admirer of Perez and believes he can get the most out of the Spain international.
Newcastle United are desperate to make an impact in this summer transfer window.
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The Spain international would be a versatile addition for the Newcastle United, having featured at striker, right wing and in a left wing role.
According to the report in British Media, Perez wants a return to his former club Deportivo La Coruna, but Newcastle plan to make Spain international their main striker for the next season.
How strong that interest is and whether Newcastle will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
Lucas Perez would reportedly be interested in a move this summer, but if Newcastle do want him, they will have to beat those other interested clubs to his signature.