News today in the Northern Echo that Inter-Milan will be bidding for Ayoze Perez very early in the summer transfer window and may launch their initial bid after Sunday’s game at Fulham.
One of Rafa’s former clubs Napoli have already said they hope they can sign Ayoze in the summer, although Perez may prefer to return to Spain to play his football.
Inter are at the most advanced stages of any club and are said to value the Spanish U21 International at around £25M – and that would be an offer Mike Ashley would accept.
Whether Rafa would is another matter – but whether he will still be the manager in June is still a good and unanswered question.
Perez has been on Tyneside for five years now after we signed him for €2M from Tenerife in the summer of 2014.
He is also in the best goalscoring form of his career and has 12 goals this season with 11 in the Premier League.
Ayoze is waiting for offers coming in and said this recently:
“I could be open to options that could come from other teams,” “We’ll see what happens, and hopefully whatever comes, it’ll be positive.”
Newcastle are not in a good position at the moment with vast uncertainty surrounding the club – thanks once again to owner Mike Ashley.
Clubs will try to come in early with offers while there is some chaos at Newcastle caused by the uncertainty.
But we would be fools to sell Ayoze on the cheap and instead we should try to have him stay and offer him an improved contract to stay and be part of Rafa’s new revolution.
But the way Ashley runs this club – it’s always hectic and chaotic – at least from the top of the business.
Rafa has been a hero trying to keep everybody together and supporting the club – but he deserves a lot better.
What do you think?