Spanish publication AS reported yesterday that Barcelona are lining up a move for one time West Ham striker Lucas Perez, having been given special dispensation by La Liga to sign an emergency forward, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.

The 31-year-old joined the east London outfit from Arsenal in the summer of 2018 for a fee believed to be worth £4 million (BBC).

Perez really struggled to establish himself with West Ham, however. He scored just six goals and provided zero assists in 19 games for West Ham (Transfermarkt).

The former Deportivo La Coruna forward was moved on to Alaves in the summer of 2019, for around £2.2 million (Sky Sports).

Deportivo Alaves v Villarreal CF - La Liga

Lucas Perez (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Perez excelling back in La Liga

In truth, he wasn’t given much of a chance at the London Stadium. And he might have just excelled, had he been kept and played alongside Sebastien Haller this season.

Perez has been a huge hit with Alaves, racking up nine goals and four assists in 22 games so far this season (Transfermarkt).

Considering West Ham’s current plight, maybe they should have kept hold of the Spaniard rather than sell him last summer.

Some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the news that Perez could be a target for La Liga giants Barcelona…

 
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