West Ham face a busy deadline day in the January transfer window and could see a change in their attacking line-up, if reports are to be believed regarding both incomings and outgoings.
Sky Sports also reported on the Hammer’s interest in Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi, who would surely be a like for like replacement for the seemingly outbound Perez.
Football.london claim that the former Valencia loanee would not be keen on a move to east London and it would also involve a hefty loan fee, which may not be a stumbling block given that the Irons would be hoping to make a profit on the sale of Perez given that he cost just £4 million from Arsenal in the summer.
Even then, Batshuayi’s poor form in La Liga in the first half of the season will be a concern and his failure to convince at Chelsea, or earn a Premier League loan move, may worry some.
Similarities could easily be drawn to the struggles of Perez, who looks destined to leave the Premier League, at a time when West Ham cannot afford another disappointing signing in attack.