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Real Betis plot move for Newcastle's Ayoze Perez

General Views of St James' Park before the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Real Betis are set to test Newcastle's resolve with a swoop for Spanish talisman Ayoze Perez.

Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez celebrates his first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St. James Park on May 13, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

La Liga outfit Real Betis are planning an imminent swoop for Newcastle's talented striker Ayoze Perez, while a number of Premier League clubs are said to also be monitoring the Spaniard's situation, according to The Sun.

The 24-year-old came to St James' Park from Tenerife in 2014 for a fee of just £1.6million, and has since established himself as a vital member of Rafa Benitez's starting 11, netting 35 goals in his 100 appearances with the Magpies.

It would seem that the situation isn't perilous for Toon supporters though, as Perez stated his preference to stay in England's top flight over a return to Spain earlier this month, in quotes via Sun Sport.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is seen during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St. James Park on May 13, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Perez revealed "I feel like I want to keep playing in the Premier League. I am really enjoying it and I am really happy in Newcastle. They gave me the opportunity to play in the Premier League, to score a lot of goals, to be at the top level.

"You never know what can happen in the future, we will see."

Benitez will likely do everything in his power to keep the industrious little forward in the ranks at St James' Park though, more so now than earlier; considering Perez's sensational finish to the Premier League campaign, bagging five in eight.

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