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10:10  13 june  2019
10:10  13 june  2019 Source:

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Atletico Madrid interested in Perez - a big blow to Newcastle? © Stu Forster/Getty Images Sport Newcastle United v Southampton FC - Premier League

The prospect of Ayoze Perez leaving Newcastle is one that will fill many supporters with dread.

According to a report by Libertad, via Sport Witness, the 25-year-old is the subject of ‘simple interest’ from Atletico Madrid, with a summer move mooted.

Admittedly, no talks are currently underway, but it is concerning that one of Europe’s biggest clubs are monitoring such a key man at Newcastle.

Perez enjoyed an impressive 2018/19 season at St James’ Park, scoring 13 goals in 41 appearances.

His form seemed to improve as the campaign progressed, with six goals bagged in his last five Premier League matches.

If Newcastle are to make a leap forward next season, they desperately need to keep hold of their best players. Perez certainly fits into that category.

Valencia are believed to have shown a stronger interest than Atletico, and Perez has reportedly told friends that he is ‘delighted with the possibility’ of a move there.

Rafa Benitez must do his best to persuade Perez to stay put, assuming the Newcastle boss does the same this summer.

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Spanish giants Atletico Madrid look likely to have many departures this summer, especially on the left side of the defence with Filipe Luis and Lucas Hernandez looking set to leave the club. Luis has featured 27 times this season for the La Liga runners up and will leave a hole in what has been a solid backline for the side. A possible replacement for Luis is reportedly Leicester’s Ben Chilwell. According to Spanish outlet AS, cited by Sport Witness, Chilwell is the ‘main name’ to fill the left-back role at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium this summer.

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