West Ham sign striker Perez from Arsenal
The English transfer window closes at 1600 GMT (05:00 p.m. BST) on Thursday
The 29-year-old is West Ham's seventh signing of the close season. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but local media said West Ham had paid about 4 million pounds ($5.16 million) for the Spaniard.
Perez joined Arsenal in August 2016 from Deportivo La Coruna but started just two Premier League games for the London club, making another nine appearances off the bench, before being loaned back to the Spanish side the following season.
"I'm very happy to be here at such a historic club," he said in a statement https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2018/august/09-august/west-ham-united-sign-striker-lucas-perez-arsenal on West Ham's website.
With Andy Carroll set to miss West Ham's season opener at Liverpool on Sunday due to injury, West Ham director of football Mario Husillos said Perez's arrival would increase new manager Manuel Pellegrini's options up front.
"His style is different from the other strikers we have available to us, and that gives the manager more options for our attacking play," Husillos said.
The English transfer window closes at 1600 GMT (05:00 p.m. BST) on Thursday.
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