West Ham to sell Lucas Perez
West Ham look set to let Spanish forward Lucas Perez leave the club, just six months into his troubled spell with the East London side. The forward, who has a four year contract with the London Stadium outfit, is believed to have instructed his agent to find him a club to join back in La Liga.
The return to form of striker Andy Carroll has meant that Perez's opportunities are likely to be limited over the coming five months, with Lucas set to play a bit part role in the Hammers' campaign, likely to be with games in cup ties only for the remainder of the season.
It is understood that Seville based club Real Betis are in pole position to assist Perez in his ambitions to return to Spain, and the club are willing to pay 5 million euros to guarantee the striker's exit from London. The forward's former club Deportivo La Coruna are also amongst the teams to have expressed an interest in the striker, but the 30-year-old is looking for a fresh challenge so is likely to reject a move to Depor.
One famous football predictions site has already rated the chances of Perez staying in London as evens, with the striker said to be done with his career in London. In cup games this season the striker has impressed, but the array of attacking talent at the Irons has left Lucas Perez disappointed and desperate for a new chance to prove himself elsewhere. Perez is still hopeful that he can force his way in to Spain's international side in the coming months, and a permanent move will be ideal for his own situation.