NEWS
Friday August 18 2017
Lucas Perez at Depor 'next week'

Deportivo La Coruna Coach Pepe Mel has revealed club president Tino Fernandez has promised him Lucas Perez by next week.

The Galician club reportedly had a €12m bid knocked back by Arsenal for the 28-year-old earlier this week, less than a year after selling him for just shy of €21m.

“He has told me yes and I have no choice but to believe him,” Mel is quoted as saying by La Voz De Galicia.

“I have not known the president for a long time but I know how passionate he is for this club and he will do all he can to make this happen.

“It is obvious and well-known just what such a great striker would add to this team; yes it’s a shame he will not be here for Real Madrid but he will improve us a lot.

“The market finishing after two league matches benefits the big club and hurts the humble clubs like Depor, it is a shame.”

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