West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts as the Hammers near the signing of Arsenal’s Lucas Perez.
Perez has been told he can leave The Emirates this summer by manager Unai Emery, with the striker not part of the Spaniard’s plans this season.
Lazio and Deportivo La Coruna have been linked with a move for the 29-year-old, however West Ham are now favourites to land him just two days before the transfer window closes.
ESPN report Perez has agreed a three-year-deal with the Hammers with the option of a 12-month extension, and will undergo his medical at the London Stadium at some point today.
West Ham will pay £5 million to Arsenal for Perez, who will become their ninth signing of the summer under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Perez joined Arsenal in 2016, and has since scored seven times in 21 appearances for the Gunners, although he spent last season out on-loan with Deportivo La Coruna, where he scored a further seven times.
West Ham: We want Perez
Arsenal: The price is £15m
West Ham: We can only pay £3m
— S (@wood10_) August 6, 2018
— West Ham Bible (@whufcbible_) August 6, 2018
Lucas Perez is going to score 30 goals for West Ham this season. All 30 will arrive in their 31-30 defeat at Arsenal at the end of August.
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) August 6, 2018
Lucas Perez done. ‘The Rock’ Carlos Sanchez (holding mid) could be to follow next. Latest as West Ham look to wrap up £100m spree?⚒https://t.co/qi7cKQV9jW
— Matty Lawless (@mattylawless) August 6, 2018
West ham squad depth 18/19
Fabianski / Adrian
Fredricks / Zaba
Ogbonna / Diop
Balbuena / Reid
Masuaku / Cresswell
Rice / Obiang / Sanchez
Wilshere / Noble
Lanzini / Fernandes
Yarmolenko / Antonio / Snodgrass
Anderson / Perez
Arnautovic / Chicharito / Carroll
— Sam Gagen (@samgagen) August 7, 2018
Lucas Perez to West Ham for £4 million is an absolute steal. Classy player.
— Barnaby Lane (@BarnabyLane_) August 7, 2018
West ham winning the league
— Dalton Fuller????☘️ (@FantasticFuller) August 7, 2018
£4m for Lucas Perez. Mario Husillos is the king
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) August 6, 2018
How on earth are we selling Lucas Perez for £4m after he’s created second most chances in the La Liga last season after Messi? Fix his price right now @Arsenal
— Lacazettes (@Lacazettes) August 6, 2018