Leicester City Football Club have just announced the signing of Ayoze Perez for a fee of £30m.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) July 4, 2019
Ayoze becomes Leicester’s second signing this summer after 21-year-old defender James Justin from Luton Town.
The Club have confirmed that Leicester City have activated a buy-out clause in his contract.
Newcastle United can confirm that Ayoze Pérez has completed a move to @LCFC for an undisclosed fee after the Foxes activated his buy-out clause.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 4, 2019
Ayoze Perez joined Newcastle in July of 2014 for £1.5m from Spanish club Tenerife. He made 195 appearances for Newcastle with 48 goals and 17 assists.
Though inconsistent at times, he is only 25 years old and hitting his prime years. His attacking flair and key goals will be a big miss to Newcastle United.
We wish Ayoze Perez the best of luck in the East Midlands. He was a great servant to Newcastle United in his five years with our club.