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Lucas Perez has already agreed personal terms with West Ham on a three-year deal, with an optional one-year extension. He is expected to undergo the medical today ahead of completing a move worth around £5m.
That news came from ESPN English and Spanish Assistant Editor Eduardo Fdez-Abascal with club insiders confirming it is not too far from the truth.
The striker is said to earn £40,000 per week at Arsenal which is double of what he earned at Deportivo in 2016 prior to his £17.1 m move to the North London club.
Meanwhile, Perez’s agent has been keen to stress that his client wants to stay in England.
“The boy wants to stay in the Premier League,” the agent said. “West Ham is a great club that would allow him to remain in London. At this moment that is the absolute priority.”
Barring last minute hitches Lucas Perez is expected to sign a West Ham contract late today or early tomorrow and be announced as West Ham’s ninth signing of the summer shortly