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Report: Striker set for West Ham exit

West Ham have agreed to sell striker Lucas Perez to Alaves, according to Sky Sports 

The report claims the Spanish club have agreed to pay a €2.5m (£2.21m) transfer fee for Perez, who has scored six goals in 19 appearances for West Ham since joining from Arsenal in 2018. Personal terms are not expected to be a problem and the Spaniard will complete the move subject to passing a medical. West Ham have included a 30 per cent sell-on clause in the deal.

Perez joined West Ham on a three-year deal in 2018 costing them around £4m on wages of £75,000 per week but has struggled to secure a regular first-team place at the London Stadium, with Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez largely preferred up front by Manuel Pellegrini. The 30-year-old is now set for a return to Spain with Alaves, who finished 11th in La Liga last season.

Claret and Hugh opinion:

Some will argue that Lucas Perez was never given a proper chance by Manuel Pellegrini and there were previous reports of a fall out with the manager over his lack of effort in training. At one point he was sent to train with the under 23’s and dropped from the matchday squad. His goals per minutes on the pitch was better than the other strikers but West Ham let it known they wanted him off the wage bill this summer. £2.2m seems a nothing piece of business in today’s market but removing nearly £4m per year off the wage bill will be welcomed by the club.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Report: Striker set for West Ham exit

  1. I sort of liked hI’m as he gave it a go which is more than can be said about Chich at times but if MP says good bye then that’s what it is COYI

  2. Good luck to him and he contributed more than Wilshere this season. Technical good and I think he will do well in Spain. A good price for both clubs and I wish him well. I think Hernandez will follow and I would also send young Diangana out on loan this season to give him experience. We have Holland and Silva to introduce to the first team squad this year.

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