West Ham United are looking to sell striker Lucas Perez in the summer after he underwhelmed manager Manuel Pellegrini this season, according to Football Fan Cast.
The outlet claims that the Spaniard, who Football London reported joined from Arsenal for £4million last summer, will definitely be moved on due to his lack of success at the London Stadium.
A source even claims that Pellegrini ‘does not see him as a footballer’, a damning indictment which, if true, will surely mean the end of the road for the 30-year-old in East London.
The attacker has netted five times in 14 games this campaign, but hasn’t featured since scoring in the Hammers’ shock FA Cup exit to AFC Wimbledon at the end of January.
The signing of Perez in the summer has proved to be an utterly pointless one. From day one it seemed like he wasn’t Pellegrini’s cup of tea and he is yet to be given a proper run of games by the manager. While that may make his exclusion seem unfair, he’s obviously not showing the Chilean anything on the training pitch. Ultimately you cannot give minimum effort during the week and expect to start on a Saturday, that’s just not how it works. Perez obviously has talent, his goal record this season isn’t bad considering the circumstances, but there’s clearly something going wrong with him behind the scenes. It makes sense for West Ham to move him on in the summer because it’s clear that he doesn’t feature in Pellegrini’s plans moving forward. All in all we have to simply chalk his signing down as a huge waste of £4million.