Lazio preparing to pounce for disregarded Arsenal striker
According to a report published by Italian outlet Calciomercato, Lazio of the Serie A are supposedly preparing to pounce for Arsenal’s disregarded striker, Lucas Perez, who had spent the duration of the 2017-18 campaign at La Liga outfit Deportivo de La Coruna, his former employers.
The 29-year-old was drafted into the Gunners fold by Arsene Wenger, but failed to make a lasting impact upon the enigmatic Frenchman’s squad, hence his temporary switch back to Branquiazuis last summer, a return to the Estadio Riazor that ultimately ended in shallow disappointment.
Wenger stepped down from his managerial role at the north-Londoners in May after 22 years of service, and it’s thought that the club’s newly instated head coach, Unai Emery, could hand the overlooked Spaniard a shot at redemption when he returns to the club in July, although his future at the Emirates is still very much cloaked in doubt and obscurity.
Lazio, coincidentally, could be in the market for a fresh new face to lead their attacking regiment this summer, as it’s emerged that the Rome-based club’s prolific hit-man, Ciro Immobile, is a supposed target of AC Milan, who are presumably scouring for a dangerous, proven offensive marksman to fire them towards a stronger push for the Scudetto next term.
It’s said that the Biancocelesti’s Luis Alberto knows Perez fairly well on a personal basis, and if the Spaniard was to become available for purchase over the coming weeks, the duo’s friendly relationship could get the ball rolling in terms of carving out a deal, as chemistry off the field is just as beneficial as a connection in the final third, it seems.