Arsenal are set to pay €20m plus an additional £4m in tax for Lucas Perez, now we examine how little of this Deportivo La Coruna will get after they meet their financial obligations.
Local press reports suggest Arsenal will also pay the €1m that must be paid out to Perez’s former sides. The fee will be split between the teams the Spaniard has played for before 23, due to the way the percentage is arranged.
Victoria, whom Perez played for from age 7 to 16, will receive around €300,000 – although the fee only applies to the four years from 12 to 16. Perez spent one season as a youth at Atletico Arteixo and they will receive €100,000. Atletico Madrid, Alaves and Rayo Vallecano will also share €500,000, while the remaining €100,000 is to be split between Ordenes and Montaneros, where he played in 2007 at the age of 19.
This means Arsenal will pay a total of a little over €25m, minus the player’s wages which are €2.5m per year over the course of four years. That makes a total of €35m.
Perez arrived London on Monday and should be presented to the press along with Shkodran Mustafi later today [Tuesday].