Alaves sign West Ham striker Lucas Perez

Alaves have completed the signing of striker Lucas Perez from West Ham United on a three-year deal, it has been confirmed.

The 30-year-old started just four Premier League games for the Hammers this campaign and has failed to settle since his €4.4m switch from Arsenal last summer.

Perez joined Arsenal for £20m in the summer of 2016 from Deportivo La Coruna and went on to score seven goals in 21 appearances in his debut campaign but fell out of favour thereafter.

The former Spain international earned the move to England after netting 17 La Liga goals in the 2015/16 campaign for Depor but has failed to find that form since.

He returned to the Galician outfit on a season-long loan deal in 2017/18 but found the net just eight times across 35 top-flight appearances and was unable to prevent the club’s relegation to the second tier.

There are also widespread reports that West Ham are intent on signing Alaves central defender Guillermo Maripan in a deal which is totally separate.

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