Arsenal have plenty of work to do this summer and, while the majority of talk will orientate around incoming pieces of business, the Gunners are also set for a number of outgoing deals.
Among those likely to be on the way out is Spain international Lucas Perez, who struggled for opportunities in his one year at the Emirates Stadium before returning on-loan to Deportivo La Coruna for the season just gone.
While Perez finished with a decent return, Deportivo suffered relegation to the second-tier of Spanish football and the forward is unlikely to return to the club again, although he’s still likely to leave Arsenal.
Italian outfit Genoa have been linked with a swoop for the experienced attacker and club president Enrico Preziosi, in quotes published by Football Italia, has dropped a hint towards a swoop – describing the sort of new signing they’re chasing.
“We’re looking at two wide forwards, but two top ones: we’ve enjoyed Perotti and Iago Falque in the past.”
“We want players of their level and something more. Foreigners or Italians? We’ll see, Falque and Perotti were foreigners, but being foreign doesn’t count for anything when it comes to certain players.”
“For others, there’s a need for adaptation, but for those who play football in a certain way, they’re able to prove themselves right away. We have two players in mind, one we’ve already done a deal for. As for the other, he can visit next week and is an extraordinary player.”
Perez certainly fits the bill, indicating a move could go ahead in the coming weeks.