Date: 2nd July 2019 at 7:23pm
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Leciester City are in advanced talks to sign Newcastle star , according to presenter Geoff Peters.

The reliable journalist claimed via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night that are close to signing Perez and it is understood that the 25-year-old could even undergo a medical with the East Midlands club at some point this week.

The Spanish attacker was in good form for Newcastle in the second half of last but only has two more years left remaining on his contract at St James’ Park and it would appear as though are prepared to cash in on the former Tenerife player.

OPINION

First the hopes of signing Salomon all but died, then Rafa Benitez left, and now it seems that Perez is also heading towards the exit doors at St James’ Park. It would be completely baffling if Mike Ashley wasn’t the man who owns Newcastle United because the decision-making in the hierarchy has been laughable and nothing is a surprise any more. Perez played some of his best football for Newcastle in the second half of last season and it will be a massive blow to see him leave the club and head to a Premier League rival like Leicester. It remains to be seen what kind of fee the will receive for the Spanish attacker but it’s unlikely to be a massive amoung because of the player being in the last 24 months of his contract. It would see that Ashley would rather cash in now while his stock is high rather than offer him a new contract and risk that his form will drop back down to what it was in 2018.