Date: 9th July 2019 at 3:09pm
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Simon Jordan clashed with journalist about whether had done well to sell attacker Ayozer Perez to .

The former chairman and Custis were asked whether had “pulled ’s pants down” by selling the Spanish forward to them for £30million (Source: BBC).

Custis explained he thought it wasn’t like that at all, as Newcastle would have rather kept Perez then see him going to the Foxes.

“No, not at all, Newcastle fans would rather have kept him…because he had his best season last year (Jordan laughed saying only recently!),” said Custis on talkSPORT (21:30, Monday, July 8th).

“He finally last season, hit form.”

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Simon Jordan said “My God, I’ve been with Newcastle fans who said he couldn’t hit a cow’s backside with a banjo” before Kelly cut him off to insist that Custis be allowed to finish his answer.

“I really do agree with you (Jordan seemed to be bothered by the price) but do you think fans at the moment care about bringing in £30million, it’s not like it’s going to be spent, there’s asset stripping going on now, where players and managers are just going through the door and nothing else is happening and if is the next one out the door, that’s going to be even worse,” continued Custis.

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“So we don’t all cheer going hoorah we’ve got £30million as nothing will be done with it.”

OPINION

Leicester confirmed the signing of Perez from Newcastle last Thursday on their official website, and as of yet, no replacement is in sight. So Custis is clearly right to claim that Newcastle haven’t got one over the Foxes, as the club look weaker for not having him on their books. If everyone could be confident that the £30million gained from Perez’s sale was going to be spent on his replacement, then it would be a different story. After all, Perez wasn’t perfect and £30million is more than a fair price to receive for him as a result. The attacker may have finished the Magpies’ top-scorer in his 2018/19 campaign with 13 goals to his name, as per the BBC, but he was frustrating to watch at times as he had a tendency to miss more than his fair share of chances. Perez missed seven big chances in his 2018/19 Premier League campaign, as per the league’s website, which was the joint highest at the Magpies. However, can anyone guarantee a good replacement is on the way when the Magpies don’t even have a manager?