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Valencia bid for Ayoze Perez is imminent – Report

3 weeks ago
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An bid for Ayoze Perez us to be made shortly according to media reports on Wednesday morning.

The striker turns 26 next month and has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Newcastle, with the player saying any number of times that he wants to play in La Liga sometime in his career.

Now Goal report that their information is that Valencia will be putting an offer in for the Newcastle striker in the very near future.

With no chance of the likes of Barcelona and the two Madrid clubs being interested, the fourth Champions League club was always going to be the very best potential Spanish club for Ayoze Perez.

Valencia finished 26 points adrift of champions Barcelona but sneaked fourth place, two points ahead of Getafe.

With both domestic and Champions League to aim for next season, the Spanish club are yet to seriously attack the transfer window so far.

They have actually sold a striker in Simone Zaza to Torino for £10m but are yet to recruit any forwards, only spending around £5m on deals for squad players in other positions.

Ayoze Perez looked very likely to leave this summer and with Rafa Benitez leaving, it would be very surprising if the former Tenerife forward now stayed.

Unless a takeover happens soon, Perez will be one of a number of players seriously considering  their futures and in the Spaniard’s case, with two years left on his contract this is most definitely the point when Newcastle would be expected to sell or give him a much better new, or else risk the striker getting to only one year of his contract left and then potentially losing him for a far lower fee, or indeed nothing if he saw this current deal out.

Less than two weeks ago (see below) Ayoze Perez once again discussed his future and whilst he said that whatever happens he loves Newcastle United etc etc…it very much hinted that a move is going to happen.

Overall his Premier League seasons have ended up:

2018/19 – 12 Premier League goals and 2 assists

2017/18 – 8 Premier League goals and 5 assists

2015/16 – 6 Premier League goals and 2 assists

2014/15 – 7 Premier League goals and 0 assists

In total, Ayoze Perez has scored 33 goals in 143 PL appearances and got 10 assists in his four Premier League seasons.

Ayoze Perez speaking to the Chronicle and asked about what is going to happen this summer, whether he will stay at Newcastle – 13 June 2019:

“It is something that I cannot say right now.

“You cannot guarantee it, we will see.

“It’s going to be a long summer and obviously, there’s going to be a day where you make a decision.

“It depends on many things – let’s see what happens.

“Obviously, this place is always going to be in my heart, whatever happens. We’ll see what happens.

“It’s going to be a long summer, whatever can happen. I cannot guarantee anything, but we’ll see.

“But what I know is that I cannot thank enough Newcastle – the city, the club, everything around – for what they have given me.

“I came to a different world and I cannot thank Newcastle enough for what they gave me.

“It’s been five unbelievable years, ups and downs, unforgettable moments, bad moments, but it’s part of the process that made me a better footballer and person.

“Obviously, it’s always going to be in my heart, whatever happens. This place, this city, this club – everything is going to be in my heart forever.

“I’ve been here five years, which is a long time. Also the challenge that not many Spanish players have had success in this club.

“So all those challenges, I took them, and I think it’s been an amazing five years for myself, and I could grow up as a professional in this club.”

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