Agent of star striker confirms “key date” for player to complete Arsenal transfer

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According to the Express, Sevilla have entered the race for Lucas Perez, according to the Arsenal striker’s agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle.

The Spanish striker is set to depart Arsenal less than a year after his £17million move from Deportivo La Coruna and appears most likely to return to La Liga.

Arsenal would want to recoup the majority of the fee they paid last year for Lucas but would be reluctant to stand in the way of a striker who has grown frustrated with the peripheral role he has been handed around the Emirates.

His agent told Radio Gallega: “The idea is to be able to play for another club. We want to leave and Arsenal already know.

“Do you know anyone who is happy but has no opportunities?

“The key date is July 3rd when Arsenal’s preseason begins,” Lovelle added.

“Anything is possible – the president of Depor can do wonders, while last year I met with Sevilla, who again are interested.”