Alan Smith says West Ham’s Lucas Perez bargain summer signing

20th April 2018, Estadio Municipal de Butarque, Leganes, Spain; La Liga football, Leganes versus Deportivo; Lucas Perez (Deportivo de la Coruna) takes on Dimitrios Siovas (Leganes FC)

West Ham United have signed Lucas Perez from Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

West Ham United Unveil New Signing Lucas Perez at London Stadium on August 8, 2018 in London, England.

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith said on Sky Sports News on Thursday evening (7:55pm, August 9, 2018) that West Ham United have made the bargain signing of the summer transfer window in Lucas Perez.

West Ham signed Perez from Premier League rivals Arsenal on summer transfer deadline day for a fee reported by The Sun to be worth £4 million.

Smith said on Sky Sports News on Thursday evening (7:55pm, August 9, 2018) when asked for his bargain signing of the summer: “I am going to go with Lucas Perez for West Ham.

“He looked decent at times for Arsenal, didn’t really get a chance. He has got a bit of aggression about him, should suit the Premier League. I think he might do well.”

Lucas Perez of Arsenal during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Arsenal at the National Stadium on July 26, 2018 in Singapore.

Good signing for West Ham United?

Perez joined Arsenal from Deportivo La Coruna in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Mail to be worth £17 million.

The 29-year-old struggled to make an impact at Arsenal, as the forward played just 265 minutes of Premier League football during the 2016-17 season, according to WhoScored.

The Spaniard spent the 2017-18 campaign on loan at Deportivo, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in 31 La Liga starts in the process, according to WhoScored.

Perez has yet to show that he can do it in the Premier League, but for a reported transfer fee of £4m, West Ham cannot really get wrong.

Lucas Perez of Deportivo de La Coruna in action during the La Liga match between Valencia and Deportivo La Coruna at Mestalla Stadium on May 20, 2018 in Valencia, Spain.

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