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West Ham could lose out £19m in Barcelona deal

Reports suggest that Barcelona are plotting a shock transfer move for former Hammer Lucas Perez!

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Perez has emerged as one of Barca’s prime targets as they look to bring in another experienced striker.

But the Spanish giants would need to meet the  £21million release clause set by Alaves more than £19m more that the £2m West Ham sold him for last summer when he had two years remaining on his contract at the time.

He had joined Arsenal for £17m in 2016 from Deportivo La Coruna but managed just one Premier League goal.

He joined the Hammers in the summer of 2018 for £4m on wages of £70,000 per week.

The striker made just four Premier League starts with a further eleven substitute appearances scoring three league goals.

He scored another three goals from four cup appearances to take his goal tally to six from nineteen appearances in all competitions.

Perez has scored nine goals from twenty-two appearances for Alaves this season.

 

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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

7 comments on “West Ham could lose out £19m in Barcelona deal

  1. Should have kept him, better record than any of our other so called strikers.

  2. At the time when Pellegrini was making these quick snap decisions at West Ham, I didn’t think that many of his decisions made much sense to me and even annoyed me…. but I gave him the benefit of the doubt due to his reputation.
    Turns out he was clueless and had lost his marbles long ago. Perez was just ONE of the many mad clueless decisions that he made.
    Pellegrini the human wrecking ball.

  3. Still not sure whether he had refused to play when asked to come on as substitute or whether there was some misunderstanding after a warm-up session on the touchline after which he put his top back on and sat on the bench.
    He had a history from his Arsenal days of going on on loan and playing for his Spanish loan club at a far higher level than in England with plenty of goals. It suggests he never wanted to play in England, especially as he couldn’t properly break into the team, and his actions or attitude guaranteed that a Spanish club would call for a cheap loan deal. He was happy in Spain, playing and scoring goals and getting paid double what he would normally get from his domestic league clubs.
    Whether he was actually given a fair chance of making it at West Ham bearing in mind the strategy and tactics adopted by Pellegrini is doubtful (same for Hernandez but with Moyes in his first stint also failing to use him by selecting players and a formation to suit Chico’s skill set ).
    However, mistakes made in all transfer outgoings, no profit sell-on clause appears to have been included, perhaps because they were over 30 and considered over the hill to gain value.
    Over the last 20 or 30 years we have failed to buy many players where he have made a transfer profit on their sale. I was dumb struck when Swansea bought back Ayew for roughly same fee as we originally paid them, after it seemed we were going to sell him at a massive loss.

  4. Ha ha. Hilarious article.
    Barca are after Perez who Arsenal and West Ham let go.
    Class !!!

  5. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. He proved,with 2 different clubs that he couldn’t cut it in the Premiership.Barcelona? £21m? Yeh right.

  6. He was a decent back up striker and a good buy by Pelle and Hussilos.
    The knock down sale price was a typically poor piece of business by our owners who were just interested in cutting our wage bill.

    • Typical reaction George. Have a go at the owners for getting a player off the wage bill that ‘supporters’ are openly critisizeing.

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