Ayoze Perez has told Spanish newspaper Marca that he wants to leave Newcastle United and return to Spain to play in La Liga – at some stage in his career.
The 25-year-old was the hero last weekend. Everton came to St. James’ Park and took a 2-0 lead into the break, but a brace and an assist from Perez saw Newcastle come from behind to win 3-2.
It was the highlight of what has been another excellent season for Perez. There has even been talk about the ex-Tenerife star gaining a place in the Spain national team.
Now the second longest-serving Newcastle player behind Paul Dummett, Perez stated that he wants to return to Spain to play in La Liga at some point in his career. He only played in the second tier with Tenerife.
“Yes. I am very grateful to Newcastle, but it is obvious that someday I would like to come back and play in LaLiga,” Perez said, when asked if he wants to return to Spain.
Perez is in no danger of leaving Newcastle at the moment, unless a big club comes in with a hefty transfer bid. The Spaniard has a contract St. James’ Park until the summer of 2021, which Spotrac claim is worth £45,000 a week.
But after another excellent campaign, Perez is likely to be in demand. His comments are surely encouraging to any Spanish sides interested in luring him back to his home country.
It remains to be seen what kind of offer comes Newcastle’s way for Perez. But if an offer of say, £20million came in for the Spaniard, it may be difficult for the Toon to reject.