Arsenal have chased a number of strikers over the summer, with top names like Jamie Vardy, Mauro Icardi and Alexandre Lacazette strongly linked with the club. However, the Gunners are now on the verge of signing Deportivo de La Coruna’s Lucas Perez.
27-year-old Spanish forward Lucas Perez scored 17 La Liga goals for minnows Deportivo de la Coruna last season. Arsenal are now on the verge of wrapping up a £17 million deal to bring the player to the Emirates.
Many Gooners are not very familiar with the striker, prompting some mixed reactions on Twitter.
Who is Lucas Perez?
Literally never heard of him. #afc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 25, 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 25, 2016
Lucas Perez ? Who’s that ? Are you taking the piss Wenger, spend some damn money
— Anthony (@Antz12310) August 26, 2016
But this Lucas Perez guy seems like a decent striker
— DareToOttis® (@OttisSnr) August 26, 2016
Lucas Perez sounds like a drugga dealer type of name.
— MunGeekY (@ShockUpSober) August 26, 2016
— Evans Tuwei (@Ev_Kip) August 26, 2016
However, Arsenal fans flooded YouTube soon after rumours of the Perez deal started surfacing. What they saw left many of them astounded, with fans comparing Perez to everyone from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Antoine Griezmann.
Just watched a video on YouTube and have decided that Suarez models his game on Lucas Perez
— Callum (@callumAFC90) August 25, 2016
After watching his Youtube clips for almost over 1 hour I can confidently confirm that Lucas Perez is an underrated Griezman.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) August 25, 2016
Never seen Lucas Perez play but I know he is better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. #YouTube
— FK² (@fkhanage) August 25, 2016
— Daniel Cutts (@Journo_Slash) August 26, 2016
*Frantically types Lucas Perez Goals & Skills into YouTube*
— Chris Dixon (@chrismd10) August 25, 2016
Wenger is now scouting for strikers from those badass YouTube compilations. Lucas Perez
— Fredrick Otiato (@Fresh_Fredie) August 26, 2016
Having run through YouTube compilations of Lucas Perez, I am officially primed for the heartbreak of failing to sign him.
— Mutule (@2le_kronikos) August 26, 2016
The soundtrack on Lucas Perez’s YouTube compilation is superb. Sign him up.
— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) August 24, 2016
To complete your ‘research’ on Lucas Pérez, here is an appropriate YouTube comp: https://t.co/9csf5LP36H
— Raf (@TheFalseNein) August 25, 2016