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Hammers tell Schalke what they want for Perez

West Ham have rejected an attempt by Schalke to take Lucas Perez to the Bundesliga on loan.

The BBC have reported that the £4 million summer signing is very much on Schalke’s wanted list as a loan signing until the end of the season.

But when we contacted the Hammers this afternoon it quickly became clear that as was – and is  the case with Javier Hernandez and Valencia – the club has no interest in loaning the former Gunner.

Valencia have since offered £7 million for the Mexican e but the Irons want around £12 million if Little Pea is to leave the London Stadium.

Their position is clearly exactly the same as far as a loan is concerned on Perez with there being no chance of such a deal taking place unless around £4 million is offered.

We were told by a highly placed source on the phone: “We have said many times there will be nobody leaving the club on loan this winter and that hasn’t changed because deadline day is approaching.

Lucas Perez will stay here unless the right bid is made.”

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4 comments on “Hammers tell Schalke what they want for Perez

  1. You would think at £4m he should fly out the window, although wages are a challenge, to many of our players including Perez are spineless, if he wasn’t he would be a top goal scorer. Hernandez is disrespecting the badge every time he goes on the field, Arnautovic has done the same, we need players with fight and intensity. There is a nucleus of players that have that, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell, Zaba, Fabianski, Rice, Snodgrass, Noble, Anderson has skill and has been improving, he is not a fighter that attacks head on but he makes a lot of tackles, if we get Gomez he looks like a fighter, we just need to replace the rest of the weak minded players, with players more in Pellegrini’s mould. I am glad he is calling the players out in public, they should be ashamed of the lack of fight. He should put them on a bootcamp to instill some character, good to see Zaba calling Arnautovic out also, we need winners who are committed to the club not primadonnas that are only interested in their own ambitions.

  2. I would rather keep Perez than Hernandez who is not interested. I think if Perez gets a run of games he will get better more likely to start scoring . Get rid of Hernandez he’s part of the problem.

  3. Apart from commercially, shirt sales in Mexico, that sort of thing, I’m not sure what Hernandez has given us so far. Unless we can get sponsorship from a pea manufacturer, I don’t see the point of keeping him. He doesn’t seem to do much for us on the pitch. I would sell him for 7 million. Holding out for 12 million is counter productive when you consider we also have to pay his huge wages. His wages probably add up to 7 million a year, which means by selling him we get 7 million plus save 7 million. 14 million that could be utilised elsewhere. It’s a no brainer for me.

  4. Perez to Real Betis also a no brainer. And why don’t they throw in Adrian as part of the deal.

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