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SportLeicester City complete £30 million signing of Ayoze Perez

14:35  04 july  2019
14:35  04 july  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Leicester City in 'advanced talks' over Ayoze Perez deal

Leicester City in 'advanced talks' over Ayoze Perez deal Leicester City are in advanced talks over a deal to sign Ayoze Perez from Newcastle United this summer, according to claims from talkSPORT broadcaster Geoff Peters. Twitter: Leicester City could be close to making their next signing. They’re keen to bring in Ayoze Pérez from Newcastle Uni… https://t.co/H24Y9qkd7g (@mrgeoffpeters) The Spanish attacker looks all but set to depart St James’ Park following the exit of compatriot and manager Rafa Benitez, and the Foxes are seemingly taking advantage of the player’s situation.

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Ayoze Pérez was understood to have been granted permission to speak to Leicester about a transfer. It is understood the 25-year-old striker has been granted permission to speak to Leicester , who are confident of completing a deal that will make the Spaniard their second signing of the

Leicester City complete £30 million signing of Ayoze Perez © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

Leicester City have completed a move for Newcastle United’s Ayoze Perez.

The Spaniard has joined the Foxes for a fee of over £30 million, becoming the latest addition to Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Perez becomes the Northern Irishman’s second signing as Leicester boss, joining Justin James who joined Leicester from Luton Town.

In the Premier League last season, Perez netted twelve times, assisting twice in the process.

The 25-year-old joins the Foxes attack, adding some much needed depth up front.

Leicester City complete £30 million signing of Ayoze Perez © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport

Leicester relied heavily on Jamie Vardy last season for goals, with Kelechi Iheanacho and Shinji Okazaki failing to deliver when called upon.

Now, Leicester have two solid first team options up front, something that could be vital if the Foxes are to make a push for Europe this season.

Perez leaves Newcastle just days after Rafa Benitez left the club on the expiration of his contract at the Magpies.

Benitez has moved to China, whilst Newcastle are now looking for a new manager.

Tielemans completes permanent Leicester switch.
Leicester City have wrapped up the permanent signing of Youri Tielemans. Twitter: Welcome back, Youri! (@LCFC) The Foxes took the Belgian midfielder on a loan deal in the January transfer window midway through last season. Tielemans impressed under Claude Puel before he was sacked and proceeded to shine following the appointment of Brendan Rodgers, who has pushed to secure his services permanently. The young midfielder joins in a deal believed to be worth £40 million from AS Monaco, who signed him from RSC Anderlecht as he began to catch the eye on the European stage.

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