Date: 6th July 2019 at 5:50pm
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OPINION

One of the major success at United last season was the improvement in .

The Spaniard formed a great partnership with both Salomon Rondon and , with Perez scoring six goals assisted by the Venezuelan forward – the second best duo in the Premier League. [Source: WhoScored]

Perez went into the last campaign after a string of disappointing seasons in the top flight and managed to score 12 goals for the . That is more than a third of his total goals in the Premier League in his total 143 appearances. [Transfermarkt]

recently completed the signing of the former Tenerife forward for a sum of £30million, something Danny Mills was amazed at.

Speaking to reputable football outlet, Football Insider, Mills said: “For £30million, yes, in all honesty. That’s a big fee for a player who has done okay. Yes, he looks sharp from time to time, technically a good player but £30million is quite a lot.”

Despite losing one of their main goal threats in the previous season, the big-money fee received will surely soften the blow for all involved at Newcastle – as Mills is right to suggest that it’s quite a lot to receive for a player who only looks sharp from time to time.

Another positive of the deal was the enormous profit made from confirming the sale. After all, the 25-year-old only arrived in the North East in 2014 for £1.5million.

Should Mike Ashley put the money back into the , and Newcastle use the profit to strengthen their attacking options, the thought of Perez will belong in the past come this time next year.