WEST Ham United have confirmed the signing of Lucas Perez.

The striker has joined the Hammers for a reported fee of £4million from Arsenal.

Perez, who has penned a three-year deal, spent last season on loan with Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna.

And the 29-year-old is looking forward to featuring for the Hammers.

Perez told West Ham's official website: “I’m very happy to be here at such a historic club.

"I'm very excited as West Ham are giving me the chance to stay in the Premier League and I'm very happy to be part of this new project.

“West Ham have great fans and play in an amazing stadium, so to sign here brings me great joy. I’m very motivated.”

Director of Football Mario Husillos has also welcomed Perez and believes Manuel Pellegrini’s squad will be the perfect environment for the Spaniard to thrive.

“We welcome Lucas to West Ham United,” he said. “He is a very experienced player that Manuel and I both know well from Spain.

“He has great technical quality, and can play as both the main striker or the second striker in a deeper role. He scores goals, but can also create them and link well with the midfielders.

“His style is different from the other strikers we have available to us and that gives the manager more options for our attacking play.

“Lucas also has experience of the Premier League with Arsenal, and is familiar with life here in London, which of course means that he will take less time to adapt and be ready.

“From the very first meeting I had with Lucas, he made it very clear that he wanted to come to West Ham United and, for us, this is very important. We wish him every success during his time here.”

Perez joins Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere, Aindriy Yarmolenko, Fabian Balbuena and Felipe Anderson in moving to the London Stadium this summer.

And the frontman will provide competition for Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll.