The Daily Star are reporting that Leicester City will be signing Ayoze Perez for a fee of £16m which we have to believe to be incorrect. The player is most likely gone but surely he would be worth double that figure.
Southampton are buying Championship striker Che Adams from Birmingham City for £15m. So we would be wary of that reported amount as Newcastle United should be getting much more than.
Graeme Bailey who is writer Team Talk as well as the Mirror has tweeted this out about what has happened with Perez:
Ayoze Perez is heading to Leicester City – told Newcastle last summer he wouldn't sign a new deal and wanted out, whether Rafa Benitez stayed or not – now a deal to the King Power is almost done. Interesting move by Brendan Rodgers.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) July 2, 2019
It could be that Ayoze Perez is forcing a move but why to Leicester City? He has been linked with much bigger clubs and could get a move back to La Liga which he claimed was what he dreamed of.
If Ayoze Perez is sold then that would mean our top two scorers Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez will be gone from the club. Leaving centre-back Fabian Schar on 4 goals as the highest scorer.
In terms of the takeover happening, this does not look good unless Ashley is trying to strip as many assets out of the club as fast as he can before selling. We wouldn’t put it past him and then watch him sell the club on August 9th.
From what was the highest you could dream of to now the pits of an abyss you would never have believed just a month ago. Tyneside is in turmoil.
We are in deep trouble.