The news jumped at six in the afternoon: el Deportivo Alavés announced that the club and Lucas Pérez have reached an agreement for the separation of the Galician, who arrived in Vitoria in the summer of 2019, becoming un key footballer for salvation that season with eleven goals and various performances of merit.
After that campaign in which Lucas Pérez shone with the elastic albiazul and formed, together with Joselu, an attacking pair Most interestingly, the following year did not start in the best way. A series of injuries and the fact that Machín and Abelardo will stop counting on him for some matches (the Asturian coach came to publicly reproach him for lack of “courage, courage and commitment”) they did not allow him to have too much continuity in the dynamics of the game. Alaves, in a year in which he played 800 minutes less than in his first campaign, and in which he scored 4 goals.
As far as this season is concerned, everything pointed to Lucas was going to continue in the albiazul club after a preseason in which the spotlight has been pointing to Joselu. In fact, in the preseason games of the Alavés, Javier Calleja gave Lucas Pérez many minutes, and it was presumed that he would return to be as important as in its first year in Vitoria.
The alarms went off andlast saturday, where the striker he was not part of the starting eleven, and was not chosen by Calleja to jump onto the field between the five substitutions made. Asked about this circumstance in the press conference after the match, the Madrid coach commented that this was a “technical decision”, and that he decided to trust “other colleagues” rather than with Luke.
Three days later, the departure of Lucas Pérez from Deportivo Alavés is already a reality.Two seasons complete in which he played 62 encounters, framework 15 goals and gave 9 assists. In the next few days it will be known what the new destination of the forward is, with some media pointing to the Rayo Vallecano and even the Turkish Fenerbache or Besiktas.
For his part, Deportivo Alavés is waiting for some more incorporation for its forward, which currently has Joselu, Guidetti and Taichi Hara, even if Lane He already showed interest last Friday in getting another attacker who can be put at his command.