04 Jul Leicester signal Ayoze Perez: Foxes activate £30m launch clause in striker’s Newcastle contract
The Spanish striker has accomplished a transfer to the King Energy Stadium from St James’ Park and signed a four-year cope with the Foxes
Leicester have snapped up Ayoze Perez from Premier League rivals Newcastle, with a £30 million ($38m) launch clause within the striker’s contract at St James’ Park activated.
The Spanish frontman has dedicated to a four-year cope with the Foxes.
A summer season swap for the 25-year-old had been mooted on the again of a productive 2018-19 marketing campaign which noticed him file a private greatest return of 12 objectives.
Perez had hinted that he may head again to his homeland, however Leicester have moved so as to add his creativity and ending skill to the ranks on the King Energy Stadium.
The Foxes’ second signing of the summer season, following James Justin’s arrival from Luton, is wanting ahead to opening a brand new chapter in his profession.
Perez informed the membership’s official web site : “I’m very pleased and more than happy. I’m very proud to be a part of the Leicester household and I can’t wait to get began.
“The membership wish to continue to grow as a lot as they will and that’s one thing I like.
“I spoke with the supervisor and that was necessary. That made me really feel very comfy concerning the resolution to come back right here.”
— Leicester Metropolis (@LCFC) July 4, 2019
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers believes that he has acquired the companies of one other potent ahead to work alongside Jamie Vardy and Co.
He stated of Perez’s arrival: “I feel Ayoze will likely be an exquisite addition to the squad. He’s fast, has a superb eye for aim and he’s skilled within the Premier League too.
“I feel he’s a participant who will excite our supporters, and his model is one which I consider enhances the choices and high quality that we have already got right here on the football membership.”
Perez has spent the final 5 years in English football.
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Newcastle received the race to safe his signature again in 2014 when the likes of Barcelona and Actual Madrid had been attempting to lure him away from Tenerife .
4 of his seasons with the Magpies had been spent within the Premier League, whereas he helped to safe the Championship title again in 2016-17.
In total, Perez took in 195 appearances for Newcastle and recorded 48 objectives.