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Newcastle star Federico Fernandez sends Instagram message to Leicester ace Ayoze Perez

Ayoze Perez left Newcastle United in the summer to join Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City and the Spaniard has hit the ground running at the King Power – and Toon star Federico Fernandez has praised his former teammate on Instagram.

Perez, 26, joined Leicester for £30million after clocking up 195 appearances for Newcastle and scoring at a ratio of about a goal every four games – netting 48 times. During 2018-19, Perez starred for Newcastle but it was clear he was going to leave.

Since moving to Leicester, Perez has made the right flank his own in an attacking side that also boasts Jamie Vardy, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans. Perez has netted four goals in 13 Premier League games.

He was part of the side that came from behind against Everton to beat Marco Silva’s side in injury time. Richarlison gave Everton the lead, but goals from Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho saw Leicester 2-1 – and Perez posted on Instagram.

Leicester now sit three points ahead of Manchester City in second place and are firmly in the title race for the Premier League trophy, though they are eight behind Liverpool – who seem unstoppable at the moment.

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Perez’s excellent form has drawn praise from Fernandez on Instagram, with the in-form Argentine defender commenting on his former teammate’s Instagram post. His comment is translated as: “Beautiful madness, my King.”

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