Perez set for La Liga return?

Arsenal striker Lucas Perez is set for a summer exit from North London amid interest from a number of La Liga clubs, say reports in Spain.

Diario Sport state the 28-year-old’s unhappy spell at the Emirates Stadium has alerted a number of clubs in Spain’s top flight, with Espanyol heading the list of suitors.

Perez has netted seven goals in 21 outings for the Gunners, but has made only two Premier League starts and scoring just one goal in the division.

The former Rayo Vallecano and Deportivo La Coruna striker – who has also had spells at Ukraine and Greece – is said to be keen to secure regular first team football ahead of the 2018 World Cup, where he is desperate to represent Spain.

Arsenal spent €20m to sign Perez from the Galician club in August 2016, where he netted 18 goals in his final 38 appearances.

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