Per a tweet from Sky Sports’ Keith Downie, Leicester have agreed a £30m deal to sign Ayoze Perez from Newcastle this summer.
BREAKING: Newcastle agree a deal with Leicester to sell Ayoze Perez for £30m. Player needs to have a medical and agree personal terms. #NUFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) July 2, 2019
The player still needs to agree personal terms and have a medical but things look to be moving very quickly after a report emerged on Tuesday evening that the Foxes had met with him and his agent.
It was news that sparked quite the reaction from Leicester fans on Twitter, who flocked to social media to have their say on the reports that had emerged surrounding Perez.
One fan claimed it was perfect business, suggesting that £30m wasn’t actually very expensive, whilst another remarked that it was a statement of intent from the Midlands club.
A further supporter said the Spaniard would link up brilliantly with Jamie Vardy. Another joked that he couldn’t be any worse than current Leicester man Demarai Gray.
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The 25-year-old ended last season in red hot form, scoring six in his last five Premier League outings of the season.
Overall, he finished the campaign with 12 league strikes, one of which came against the Foxes in a 1-0 win for Newcastle at the King Power.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
Perez usually bags a brace against us every season so at least he can’t do that again #LCFC
— Darren Billenness (@TweetDazzyB) July 2, 2019
30 million for Perez is not expensive in my opinion. Proven goal scorer at this level, can play up top and on the wing. Them types of players are expensive in this market. We’ve needed to add goals to our forward line and not relay on Vardy so much this season. Perfect business??
— Sam (@SamP_LCFC) July 3, 2019
Good statement of intent. A proven Premier League attacker providing more competition up front. Plus it means he won’t score against us again… #LCFC
— Jeremy Benson (@jembenson) July 2, 2019
Think he would link up brilliantly with Vardy.
— Nick (@nicklcfc67) July 2, 2019
Awesome signing – will thrive out wide or up top if vardy not fit – perfect signing – now we need tielemans and i think we are good.
— Josh (@JoshRHammonds) July 2, 2019
Could be a really good player for us, can’t possibly be worse than Gray
— ???????こ?? (@LunaEdits1) July 2, 2019
If its true , i am very happy !
— Ewen Dorval (@EwenDorval1) July 2, 2019
Seems to always score at the kp always a good sign
— B•R (@Benji_rudkin) July 2, 2019