Ayoze Perez seems to be in big demand already this summer, with Italian clubs Napoli and AC Milan both wanting to sign him in the summer.
The latest news yesterday was that Milan were readying a £25M bid for the Spanish U21 International, and that could come as early as next week after we play our final game of the season at Fulham on Sunday afternoon.
Perez was signed from Tenerife for just €2M five years ago so if he is sold we will make a massive profit on him.
But surely we want to keep our best players these days?
Rafa Benitez with his protegee Ayoze Perez
Rafa seems relaxed about the whole affair and had this to say yesterday during his interviews leading up to the game at Craven Cottage tomorrow afternoon:
“It was the same last year.” “He has done well. The people around him have helped him do well.”
“When you do well at your level, the teams around you are interested in these players.”
“You cannot talk now because it is too early.”
“Ayo has done well so it is normal people will talk about him.”
“The teams at the top of the table are quite strong.”
“The teams at the bottom are also doing well.”
Fulham have won three of their last four games, and Scott Parker was appointed the permanent manager at Fulham yesterday.
So things are starting to look up for the Craven Cottage club who will try to come straight back up next season from the Championship.
We need to win this game tomorrow.