English Premiership

Lucas Perez seals Arsenal switch

2016-08-30 16:28
Arsene Wenger (Supplied)

Cape Town - Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Spanish forward Lucas Perez from Spanish outfit Deportivo La Coruna on a reported four-year contract.

Perez, 27, has been officially unveiled by the Gunners after the London club triggered the player's £17million release clause late last week.

And, after successfully completing a medical in London this week, the player has officially become manager Arsene Wenger's second big acquisition of the transfer window.

"He's not only a goalscorer, he's a guy who combines well with partners, who can give a final ball and makes good runs," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.

"He's got a good eye for goal and had an outstanding season last year."

Perez joined Deportivo on a permanent deal last year from Greek side PAOK, following a successful loan spell at Estadio Riazor.

He went on to enjoy a hugely successful 2015/16 campaign, scoring 17 times in 36 La Liga appearances.

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