What could Newcastle's Yazici interest mean for Ayoze Perez?

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez waves from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in...

Newcastle United have reportedly been scouting the Turkish attacking midfielder.

Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United runs with the ball while under pressure from Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford...

According to TurksVoetbal.net, Newcastle United are keeping a close eye on Trabzonspor's attacking midfielder Yusuf Yazici, but what could that mean for current Magpies player Ayoze Perez?

After all, the Spaniard is tasked with scoring and creating in his role as either a secondary striker or an attacking midfielder, and he has fallen well short in that regard, managing only one goal and one assist in 14 appearances this season.

In contrast Yazici, who is four years younger than Perez, has already scored two and set up three in the same number of games, while his return of 10 goals and 16 assists in only 45 games for his current club speaks volumes for his talent.

Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United is tackled by Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazai and Kieran Gibbs of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle...

By the time he is Perez's age, he could be one of the finest attacking midfielders in Europe, such is his reputation and innate talent, and Newcastle would be wise to snap him up before someone else does.

Perez has done little to impress at Newcastle this season, much like the strikers ahead of him, with only Dwight Gayle showing glimpses of what he is capable of, and the £1.5million signing from Tenerife continues to be a frustrating figure on Tyneside.

Magpies boss Rafa Benitez needs more creative spark and the highly sought after Yazici could be that man, although he will not come cheap and Newcastle will have to go all out to get their man come January.

Yusuf Yazici (L) of Turkey and Perparim Hetemaj of Finland vie for the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Finland and Turkey in Turku, Southern Finland...

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