West Brom in competition with West Ham to sign Fiorentina midfielder

The Spaniard had hoped to win over his compatriot this summer

According to ESPN, Perez has now agreed a three-year contract with West Ham, with the option of a further 12-month extension.

Jack Wilshere reveals image of Lucas Perez in a West Ham United shirt.

The Hammers have spent big this summer as they have landed the likes of Felipe Anderson, Issa Diop and Andriy Yarmolenko.

He then added: "West Ham keeps him in London and in the Premier League, and they are a great club".

Alfredo Pedulla states an agreement taking the Colombia global to the London Stadium is set to be completed imminently, with Fiorentina looking to get a midfielder of their own in return (more on that shortly).

It's understood the club are in talks to bring in Colombia worldwide Carlos Sanchez.

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Despite only securing his switch to the Olympic Stadium today, Perez could be a part of the West Ham squad for their opening Premier League fixture this weekend.

Alfredo Pedulla reports that the two teams are both interested in signing the former Aston Villa midfielder as the end of the transfer window looms.

Since making that move a permanent one, Sanchez has only made nine appearances for Fiorentina and was loaned out to Espanyol as he struggled for a first-team spot in Florence.

The 29-year-old is due to undergo a medical with the Hammers on Tuesday.

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