Ayoze Perez is apparently ‘one step away’ from joining Tottenham Hotspur in a £25 million move.
CalcioNapoli24 report the Spaniard is on the verge of becoming a replacement for Erik Lamela at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The attacker’s stock is high at the moment after an impressive finish to the 2018/19 season.
Perez made some sizeable contributions for the Magpies and helped keep them in the Premier League for the second successive season.
His efforts have seemingly placed him in the shop window though, with Napoli also said to be keen.
Perez signed for Newcastle back in 2014 for just £1.5 million from Tenerife (The Daily Mail), and has made almost 200 appearances for the Toon Army.
The star, who has also been linked with Arsenal, could now be set to move on as he approaches his prime years.
Newcastle fans react
Perez has always been a fairly divisive figure at St. James’ Park.
Some really rate him, but others find him too inconsistent.
Fans were fairly split about Tottenham’s reported £25 million bid for the player on social media, with some jokingly pointing to the potential takeover by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan:
Have him, we’re buying Mbappe as a replacement
— ben (@AyozeCF) 27 May 2019
Hahaha 25 million… I’ll drive him there mysel… 🚙 👋
— Gaz (@Gaz8549) 27 May 2019
Not fussed messi incoming
— Gavin McMillan (@GavinMcMillan17) 27 May 2019
— 👉🏼beth👈🏼 (@bethmann99) 27 May 2019
that seems a bit cheap
— Mick Parry (@MickP1964) 27 May 2019
Been good for us this season wouldn’t want to lose him when we don’t even know what we’re bringing in
— Stuart Lewis (@stulewis03) 27 May 2019
Is that the first instalment ?
— acpatto (@AnthP68) 27 May 2019
I hope to god this isn’t true 🤬
— Mickey ▪️▫️NUFC▪️▫️ Marr (@mickey_marr) 27 May 2019
is that for his right foot or left?
— Steven Hall (@stevenhallnufc) 27 May 2019
It’s ok. We will replace him with Griezman
— Mr ? (@real_by_nature_) 28 May 2019
I’d bite there hand off for 25m
— Frank Drebin (@FrankDr42855441) 27 May 2019
Well they’re overpaying. How many time did Ritchie or Rondon land it on his foot for a tap in?
— OutOfTOONer (@OutOfTOONer) 28 May 2019
— Sean Maloney (@SeanPatMaloney) 27 May 2019