Report: Lucas Perez turns down the chance to join Newcastle United

Arsenal's Spanish striker Lucas Perez celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in...

Newcastle United target Lucas Perez is set to leave Arsenal to join Deportivo La Coruna.

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, Arsenal forward Lucas Perez has turned down Newcastle United to move to Deportivo La Coruna.

Newcastle had been wanting to sign the 28-year-old forward, and offer him another chance to impress in English football.

However, a return to Depor was more appealing to Perez, who is now set to return to his homeland.

Arsenal's Spanish forward Lucas Perez (C) celebrates after scoring a goal as Basel's Colombian defender Eder Balanta reacts (R) during the UEFA Champions league Group A football match...

Perez will join Depor on loan until the end of the season, when they will be obligated to pay £10 million for the striker.

Newcastle, meanwhile, will have to look elsewhere - after missing out on another one of Rafael Benitez’s targets.

Newcastle have softened the blow of failing to sign Perez, by snapping up Joselu from Stoke City recently, but Benitez is known to want another forward before the end of the transfer window.

Perez barely made an impact in the Premier League during his one season at Arsenal, where he scored just one goal in 11 appearances.

Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England.

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