Arsenal may finally be about to sign a striker, with the north London club heavily linked with a move for Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez.
The Spanish forward — known as Lucas — has also been a target for Everton this summer, but Arsenal have reportedly jumped to the front of the queue for his signature after deciding to trigger the player’s £17 million release clause.
Lucas was a graduate of the Atletico Madrid academy but was forced to leave Spain to kick-start his career after failing to break into first-team football in La Liga. The forward returned to Spain in a permanent switch to Deportivo last summer and went on to score 17 league goals.
The news comes after a summer of disappointment in Arsene Wenger’s search for a striker, with the Gunners priced out of transfer tussles for Gonzalo Higuain and Alexandre Lacazette.