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Perez leads new FPL additions

The Scout 31 Aug 2016
Lucas Perez (Arsenal)

Arsenal’s Spanish acquisition, available for £8.5m, is one of five new players added ahead of transfer deadline day

New Arsenal signing Lucas Perez has arrived at Emirates Stadium and is now available as an option to Fantasy Premier League managers.

The Spanish forward can be snapped up for £8.5million and offers a tempting new route into Arsene Wenger’s squad.

Perez scored an 17 goals in 36 appearances for Deportivo La Coruna last season, also providing eight assists for the LaLiga club.

Lucas Perez scored 17 league goals in 2015/16

The Gunners' acquisition is one of five additions to FPL on the eve of transfer deadline day.

Southampton’s record signing Sofiane Boufal is another, with the Morocco international available as a £7.0m midfield option.

Boufal scored 11 goals and registered four assists in 29 appearances for Lille in his previous campaign. 

But it may take several weeks before we see him in a Saints shirt as Boufal missed pre-season recovering from a knee injury.

Sofiane Boufal (L) is available at a price of £7.0m in Fantasy Premier League

West Ham United’s new loan signing from Juventus, Simone Zaza, arrives on the player list as a £7.0m option up front.

Zaza was limited to just five starts in Serie A last season but made 14 appearances from the bench, scoring five goals.

He has joined by another Italian international striker - Watford’s acquisition from Anderlect, Stefano Okaka, who is available for £5.5m.

Finally, Burnley’s capture of forward Patrick Bamford on loan from Chelsea means a return to the FPL player list as a £5.0m option.

Sofiane Boufal (Southampton): £7.0m

Lucas Perez (Arsenal): £9.5m
Simone Zaza (West Ham United): £7.0m
Stefano Okaka (Watford): £5.5m
Patrick Bamford (Burnley): £5.0m

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