Lucas Perez: No contact with Sevilla

Arsenal forward Lucas Perez has responded to rumours linking him with Sevilla, saying that while there has been no official contact, he would welcome the move.

The 28-year old has failed to make an impression since his €20M move from Deportivo La Caruna, with two injuries hampering his introduction to the Premier League and Arsene Wenger handing him only a single start in the club’s recent Premier League campaign.

Speaking to Estadio Deportivo about a possible move back to La Liga, the striker made it clear that his priority was to get more time on the pitch in the forthcoming season, and that a move away from Arsenal may be necessary to make this happen.

“Who wouldn’t like to join Sevilla?” he asked.

“I’m on holiday, disconnected, and I have no idea. I don’t intend to have another season like this one.

“Both Arsenal and the Coach have treated me very well, but I want to play.

“Wenger has been very sincere with me and, with it being a World Cup year, what I want is to play and if I can in Spain then all the better.

“Berizzo? He’s a good Coach,” Perez said when asked about the Andalusian club’s new manager, Eduardo Berizzo, who recently arrived from Celta Vigo. “He’s showed it with the work he did at Celta, but no-one from Sevilla has called me,” he added.

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