Leicester agree £30m deal for Newcastle forward Perez

Joe Williams

Leicester City have agreed a deal to sign Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez for £30million, according to reports.

The Spaniard was in superb form last season for the Magpies as he scored 12 Premier League goals as they avoided relegation from the top-flight.

Newcastle are currently looking for a new manager after Rafa Benitez recently left the club after they failed to agree a new deal.

Perez was clearly close to his compatriot, who he thanked in a post on social media following Benitez’s departure.

And now Perez – who signed for Newcastle from Tenerife for £1,5m in 2014 – is set to follow Benitez out of the door and join Leicester, according to BBC Sport.

The Spaniard is set to ‘discuss personal terms with the Foxes’ as they look to make their second signing of the transfer window, after bringing in Luton defender James Justin.

Perez has scored 48 times in total for Newcastle in 195 appearances since joining the club five years ago.