The prodigious Spaniard has bagged 13 goals in 70 Premier League appearances since moving to Tyneside from Tenerife two summers ago, including six strikes in the top flight last season.
The 22-year-old is rated as Newcastle’s most exciting young asset and their relegation to the Championship has inevitably created doubts over his future at St. James’ Park.
Especially following reports over the last 24 hours, alleging La Liga champions Barcelona are considering a swoop for the former Spain U21.
And in an exclusive, IBTimes now claim the Catalans have already approached Perez’s representatives to discuss the prospect of a summer move to the Nou Camp.
It’s further added that the Magpies are prepared to cash in on the youngster for around £15million – ten times the transfer fee they paid Tenerife back in summer 2014.