Arsenal have officially announced the signing of Spanish striker Lucas Pérez from Deportivo de la Coruña. It is, as ever, the classic undisclosed fee/long-term contract combo, so we don’t technically know how much we’re paying for the dude, but we do know that Lucas’ contract had a €20 million (£17.1 million) release clause, so it’s safe to assume that’s what we’ve paid. And the rumored wage on offer was around £70,000-a-week, so let’s go with that as well.
Lucas has bounced around a bit – stints at Atlético Madrid and Rayo Vallecano’s reserve teams, Rayo’s first team, Karpaty Lviv, Dynamo Kyiv, PAOK, and finally Deportivo – and he really came into his own last season, scoring 17 goals in 36 league appearances. He also has one goal in his only appearance so far this season, a penalty to beat Eibar.
So welcome to Arsenal, Lucas. We’ll do our best not to confuse you with any of the other Lucases.
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