New blow for Newcastle as Leicester City add finishing touches to £30m move for striker Ayoze Perez
- Leicester and Newcastle are close to an agreement for transfer of Ayoze Perez
- The Spaniard has been the Tyneside club’s top scorer for the past two seasons
- The sale will come as another blow for Newcastle following Rafa Benitez’s exit
- The Magpies are also expecting a bid from Manchester United for Sean Longstaff
Leicester City and Newcastle United were ironing out the finer details of a £30million switch from Tyneside to the East Midlands for forward Ayoze Perez on Tuesday night.
The Spaniard joined Newcastle for just £1.6m from Tenerife and has been the club’s top scorer for the past two seasons scoring 48 goals in all competitions.
The likely sale will come as another blow to Newcastle fans coming hot on the heels of the departure of manager Rafa Benitez.
Leicester City have almost completed a deal with Newcastle United to sign striker Ayoze Perez
The likely sale will come as another blow for Magpies fans following Rafa Benitez’s departure
A further blow could come this week as Newcastle are also expecting a bid from Manchester United for midfielder Sean Longstaff.
Perez though has been identified by Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers as a versatile forward who can compete with Jamie Vardy and provide options on the flanks.
Rodgers is looking to build on last season’s strong finish and is keen to add two more signings once the Newcastle forward passes his medical.
Talks are ongoing over a deal for Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans while another centre back could yet be required if Manchester City or United match their £90million valuation of Harry Maguire.
Leicester have already signed highly-rated full back James Justin from Luton Town.
Brendan Rodgers sees Perez as a versatile forward who can compete with Jamie Vardy
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