Lucas Perez has hinted that he did not get the chances he deserved after his West Ham exit was confirmed. On Monday, West Ham’s official website confirmed Perez’s permanent exit.
One year after the Spaniard joined West Ham from Arsenal, he has departed. Perez returns to Spain, where he will join Deportivo Alaves for an undisclosed fee.
Perez netted six times in 19 games for the Hammers but struggled for game time. Manuel Pellegrini mainly used Perez as a bench player and he often did not make the matchday squad.
Lucas Perez: the departing message
After his West Ham exit, Perez posted a message on social media. On his official Twitter account, Perez posted a graphic with a farewell message and a possible underlying message to Pellegrini.
Perez said: “It wasn’t an easy season for me and I would have liked to have more chances to show the football that 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.”
The 30-year-old is clearly disappointed with his lack of playing time and has made his feelings clear. But he goes on to thank the club’s fans, players and playing staff to leave on amicable terms.