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BREAKING NEWS: Perez joins Leicester from Newcastle

  • Ayoze Perez has joined Leicester City from Newcastle United for a reported £30m.
Modified 04 Jul 2019, 16:42 IST
Leicester City forward Ayoze Perez

Leicester City have signed Ayoze Perez from Newcastle United in a deal reported to be worth £30million.

Spanish striker Perez has signed a four-year deal at the King Power Stadium after Leicester activated the buy-out clause in his Newcastle contract.

The 25-year-old, who joined the Magpies from Tenerife in 2014, scored 13 goals in all competitions for the Magpies in 2018-19, taking his tally for the club to 48 in 195 appearances.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers was heavily reliant on Jamie Vardy towards the end of last season and the former England forward netted 18 Premier League goals to help the club secure a ninth-place finish.

Perez's arrival follows that of defender James Justin from Luton Town and comes amid reports centre-back Harry Maguire is nearing a transfer to Manchester United.

Published 04 Jul 2019, 16:42 IST
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