West Ham snap up Lucas Perez from Arsenal, add Carlos Sanchez

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'I'm very happy to be here.

He was later loaned back to the Spanish side the following season.

Arsenal are in discussions over the sale of two of their fringe players, with Lucas Perez and David Ospina both potentially leaving the club in the coming days.

Sanchez has won 88 caps for Colombia and played in the Premier League for Aston Villa between 2014 and 2016.

"I'm very happy to be here at such an historic club", Perez told West Ham's official website.

It would have been a surprise to see Lucas Perez remain at the club this season and today, we have confirmation that he will not.

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West Ham have been working on a deal to sign former Aston Villa midfielder Sanchez from Fiorentina and are close to completing the transfer.

Perez was signed from Deportivo La Coruna for £17m two years ago but struggled to secure a regular first-team role during his debut campaign at Arsenal.

In a video posted a video to his Instagram story showing Perez wearing a West Ham training kit inside the dressing room. "I'm very excited and looking forward to achieving lots", said Sanchez.

"The 29-year-old joins Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko, Fabian Balbuena and Felipe Anderson in moving to London Stadium this summer".

"His style is different from the other strikers we have available to us, and that gives the manager more options for our attacking play", Husillos said.

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