West Ham striker Lucas Perez could be set to leave the club for as little as £4 million, that is according to Football London journalist Sam Inkersole.
Perez, 30, joined from Arsenal at the beginning of last season, but reports speculate that a sale is likely this summer, if the Hammers can recoup the £4 million they paid for him.
It has been a mixed campaign for Perez, who has managed six goals in 19 appearances during his first season at the club.
A return to Spain has been touted as a potential option for Perez, where he first impressed prior to an unsuccessful Arsenal transfer in 2016.
With West Ham also likely to let go of Andy Carroll and potentially even Javier Hernandez this summer, a number of Europe’s most sought after forwards have been rumoured as possible targets for Manuel Pellegrini – including Porto’s Moussa Marega and Maxi Gomez of Celta Vigo.
As Sam Inkersole reports, Pellegrini may have to reduce the size of the clubs wage bill, as well as raising money through player sales, before he can spend big this summer. Perez’s sale would certainly help towards that goal, with the Spaniard earning £80,000 per week.
It is also claimed that West Ham attempted to offload Perez in January, but a lack of potential suitors, from Spain or otherwise, saw him stay put at the club until the end of the season.
Despite some signs of quality when he has played, Manuel Pellegrini’s rumoured desire to bring in new forwards, as well as interest in the player from Spain, seem to indicate that Perez is likely to exit the club in the coming months.