Newcastle United FC transfer news: Lucas Perez's agent says host of clubs battling to sign Arsenal striker
Lucas Perez could leave Arsenal this summer
Newcastle will face competition from host of clubs for the signature of Arsenal forward Lucas Perez.
The 28-year-old Spaniard is eyeing a move away from the Emirates this summer in search of regular first-team football after a frustrating first season in England.
Perez, who made just 22 appearances for the Gunners last term, has been linked with a move to Newcastle but the player’s agent, Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle, has revealed there is huge interest in his client.
Lovelle told AS: “Two clubs in Spain have already contacted Perez for a transfer, Sevilla also want to sign him, and a German team and Fenerbahce are negotiating to sign the player.”
Perez’s agent also explained how it is Arsenal’s decision on where his client will play next season, with the Gunners intent on holding out for £13.5m.
“But Perez is a footballer who has a three-year contract with Arsenal and his future depends entirely on the decision of the club,” Lovelle continued.
“If the club decide to close the transfer for him they must convince Arsenal.
“Which clubs can reach an agreement with Arsenal can sign him. There is no problem for us.”