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On Wednesday, report according to Spanish media were quick to get confirmation from sources that Everton’s interest in Lucas Perez was a real thing and serious.
The Deportivo La Coruna player have been linked with many clubs earlier in the transfer window, including much interest from the Premier League, but nothing had come out of it.
With just €20m believe to be the Spanish buyout clause, it seemed an easy deal to do for the Gunners. However, the Spanish source claimed that the Baggies instead offered €17.5m.
Perez feels a great deal of loyalty toward Deportivo, despite only joining the club in 2015. Being from La Coruna obviously helps, but Perez and his agent feel the Spanish club did him something of a favour when they brought him back from Ukrainian football.