What Ayoze Perez said about Tottenham Hotspur earlier this season

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen (R) challenges Newcastle United's Spanish striker Ayoze Perez (L) during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle...

Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez is said to be of interest to Tottenham Hotspur.

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,...

According to AS, Tottenham Hotspur are pushing to sign Ayoze Perez from Newcastle United this summer, and the striker spoke very highly of Spurs after playing against Mauricio Pochettino’s side earlier this season.

Newcastle lost 1-0 to Spurs at Wembley when the two sides met back in February.

And Perez had only positive words to say about Tottenham when he commented on them in the London Evening Standard back at the start of the year.

“We know they are a very good team, they play very good football, they push you and force you to be in those positions,” Perez said.

 

"We knew we would have chances and we did, [but] we didn't score. If you don't score against this kind of team, it's not easy to get something.”

Perez went from strength to strength after that match against Tottenham, with the Newcastle forward finishing the season very strongly.

Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his sides second goal             during the Premier League match between Fulham and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage, London on Sunday...

The Spaniard hit eight goals in his last nine Newcastle games this season to reportedly attract the attentions of Spurs.

Tottenham are thought to be wanting to add to their squad this summer, with Pochettino looking to make his first signing in over a year.

If Perez was to make the move for Spurs he would be in competition with the likes of Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane and Lucas Moura for a first-team place.

According to the Daily Express, Newcastle want £30 million before they would consider selling Perez

Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United (17)  celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in...

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