Friday 10 Aug
Updated Friday 10 Aug 12:15
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Lucas Perez: We're going to enjoy this season

Lucas Perez says Hammers fans have plenty to look forward to in the 2018/19 season.

The Spanish forward joined West Ham on deadline day from Arsenal and he cannot wait to get to work under Manuel Pellegrini.

Lucas has been a great admirer of Pellegrini's work in Spain with Villarreal, Malaga and Real Madrid, and in England with Manchester City and is sure he can bring success to the Hammers too.

He said: "I was able to speak with Manuel and he explained to me the project. with the players at the Club, this has given the fan base a lot of hope, and that makes me excited.

"Pellegrini is one of the great coaches in world football, he’s won a lot of things with Villarreal, Malaga, Real Madrid and the Premier League he won at Manchester City, so it’ll be a great experience working here.

"To work with Pellegrini is very important for me, when West Ham called me, the first thing that passed through my head is that they had a world class coach and that they are building a very good squad, they have invested a lot and obviously I took that into account to make my decision to come.

"I want to tell the fans that it’s going to be a great year and I want to ask them for their support as they always do. We’re going to enjoy this season a lot."