Report - Arsenal striker hands in transfer request

Lucas Perez
Lucas Perez

It is being reported in the UK media that Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has handed in a formal transfer request.

The Sun say the Spaniard is sick of the lack of opportunities at the Emirates and with new signing Alexandre Lacazette also now ahead of him in the pecking order the 28-year-old has decided enough is enough.

Perez signed for the Gunners from Deportivo La Coruna last summer for a fee in the region of £17m but he made only two starts in the Premier League in his debut season.

The Sun also carry quotes from Goal by the player's agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle, who reveals that Arsenal have slapped a €15m price tag on the striker.

“€15m (£13.4m) is an expensive price," he said.

“Lucas wants to go to the World Cup and be happy at a place where he has opportunities to play.”