Amidst tears Arsenal starlet moves out of Emirates

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Recent reports claim that Arsenal have attached a price tag of £13 million to Lucas Perez as the Spanish striker wants to leave the Emirates this summer.

The 28-year-old transferred to Arsenal from Deportivo La Coruna in a £17 million four-year deal last summer but did not feature for Arsene Wenger’s side regularly, making just two starts in the Premier League throughout the season.

The little appearance he got forced Perez to submit a transfer request to the club, and a return to La Liga seems to be utmost on his mind.

According to a report by The Independent, Arsenal are glad Perez will be leaving soon but have set a minimum fee of £13 million – a figure that his former club Deportivo will find hard to meet.

Sevila, Valencia, Villarreal and Real Sociedad are all targeting the striker, and recently, Everton have been linked with a bid as they search for the right replacement for the outgoing Romelu Lukaku.

The media outlet also stated that Arsenal will could consider loaning out Perez, if the deal includes a clause to make the deal permanent.