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Player departs West Ham and posts Instagram message

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Player departs West Ham and posts Instagram message

Lucas Perez has officially left West Ham United.

The Spaniard has become the second attacker to leave after Andy Carroll’s departure was recently confirmed, and he joins La Liga side Deportivo Alaves.

Perez endured a torrid one-season stint at the London Stadium, failing to show quality and consistency.

He was signed last summer for £4 million from Arsenal, and many felt as though it was shrewd business at the time.

Perez had shown great form for Deportivo La Coruna before his move to English football, but since arriving on these shores he has disappointed in a big way.

He now returns to his homeland, and the player took to Instagram on Monday evening.

 

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He said: “From now on I’m no longer a West Ham United player in order to start a new adventure away from the London Stadium.

“It wasn’t an easy season for me and I would have liked to have more chances to show the football I have inside.

“Since the first day I tried to give everything I had to give back to this club the confidence they put in me, but sometimes things do not go as expected.”

TBR’s view

Clearly Lucas feels as though Manuel Pellegrini’s management of him could have been better.

In total, the forward made six starts in all competitions for the club.

The Chilean tactician continually chose the likes of Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Michail Antonio to lead his attack, and £4 million signing Perez (The Mirror) didn’t get much of a look in.

It is little surprise the club have sanctioned his exit, and most fans aren’t likely to miss him as preparations begin for the 2019/20 season.

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