Lucas Perez proved to be nothing short of a disaster signing for West Ham.

The 31-year-old joined the Hammers from Arsenal in the summer of 2018 for around £4 million, according to BBC Sport.

The Spaniard had already really struggled with the Gunners, so many West Ham fans questioned the signing at the time.

And they proved to be bang on the money.

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Lucas Perez (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Perez went on to record just six goals and zero assists in 19 appearances for the east London outfit.

And he was swiftly moved on. The Spaniard left West Ham for Alaves in June for £2.2 million, according to Sky Sports.


It seemed obvious that the former Deportivo La Coruna forward was just quite simply not cut out for the intensity of the Premier League.

So how has he fared since his switch to Spain?

Not very good is the answer in short.

Perez has made four appearances for Alaves, with two of those being starts.

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West Ham United’s (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

He has played 157 minutes for the La Liga side, and he is still yet to rack up either a goal or an assist.

It is too early to write him off as a flop for Alaves, however. He will still need time to get used to his new surroundings, new teammates and new coaching philosophies.

Having said that, however, West Ham fans will surely be delighted to see the back of the Spanish flop.

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