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‘Immense’ – Leicester fans react as £30m striker Ayoze Perez nets in pre-season friendly

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‘Immense’ – Leicester fans react as £30m striker Ayoze Perez nets in pre-season friendly

Ayoze Perez joined Leicester for £30m this summer.

Leicester City’s new striker Ayoze Perez has wasted no time settling in at his new club. Perez scored the only goal as Leicester beat Scunthorpe United in a pre-season friendly.

The 25-year-old, who cost £30m from Newcastle United this summer (BBC Sport) scored in the 35th minute and that was enough to see the Foxes through for a 1-0 win.

Perez was in the right place to receive a low cross from Ricardo Pereira. And he made no mistake as he cooly slotted home from inside the box for Leicester.

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Newcastle fans were gutted to see Perez leave earlier this summer. Alongside Rafa Benitez, the Spaniard appears to be leading a Newcastle exodus. But the Magpies’ loss is Leicester’s gain.

Even though it was only a friendly against League Two opposition, fans are already getting excited about next season with Perez. He can operate as a centre-forward, second striker, number 10 or as a winger, making him a useful versatile option for Brendan Rodgers.

Here are some tweets from fans reacting to Perez’s maiden goal for Leicester in pre-season.

 

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