Agent of Man United target plays down Newcastle exit

Newcastle United’s Ayoze Perez has been linked with a switch to Manchester United, but his agent Olaf Bonales has played down a potential move, according to reports from talkSPORT.

The 21-year-old is also on the radar of Premier League sides Arsenal and Manchester City, as well as additional interest from clubs in both Italy and Spain.

His debut season in England is beginning to alert a number of teams, with Ayoze already representing Spain in the Under-21 squad.

Perez, who used to play for Spanish second division side Tenerife, was very close to signing for Serie A side Roma in the summer, but decided on a move to St James’ Park instead.

Bonales revealed that a move away from England is out of the question, but also added that his future is not certain, despite Perez tied down on a four year deal.

“At the moment I do not think [there is a chance of him going to Italy], but who knows what will happen?” he said.

“We prefer to remain in England and he still has four years on his contract with Newcastle.”

In regards to a switch to Old Trafford, he stated that nobody will be forcing a move and Perez is being tipped to remain with the Magpies.

“If we need to change clubs, everything must go naturally. Now it is better to stay.”

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