Ayoze Perez explains how he feels playing for Newcastle United

The young Spaniard is clearly happy at the Magpies and seemingly has no intention of leaving.

Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez has been speaking to Goal.com following reports linking him with a St James’ Park exit.

The 22-year-old Spaniard has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur among others but despite his current club’s struggles he has made it clear how he feels about the Magpies.

“I am happy here,” Perez said in comments published by Goal.com. “I am playing and I am getting better. I cannot ask for anything else because I am happy here.”

Newcastle are currently 19th in the Premier League with just 10 points from a possible 42 and two points clear of safety as things stand.

There is still plenty of football to be played but the worrying thing for Newcastle supporters is how heavily they are being defeated, with their 5-1 loss to Crystal Palace coming just a week after they were crushed 3-0 by Leicester City.

Perez has been one of the few bright sparks for manager Steve McClaren this season but he will want to build on his three goals and two assists to date as he bids to help his side up the table as soon as possible.

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