Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez comments on his future at the club, amid Tottenham Hotspur links

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,...

Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez enjoyed a fine run of form towards the end of last season, and Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur side are keen.

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,...

Tottenham Hotspur target Ayoze Perez has admitted to the Shields Gazette that he could leave Newcastle United this summer.

Perez enjoyed a wonderful end to the campaign, where he showed his goalscoring prowess at Newcastle, and interest has been rising in the striker, with Mauricio Pochettino's side keen. 

Calcio Napoli claim that Perez is close to move to Tottenham Hotspur from Newcastle in a £25 million deal.

And the striker’s comments suggest that he could indeed leave St. James’ Park, which will surely put Spurs on red alert.

 

“It’s something that I cannot say right now. You cannot guarantee it,” Perez said, when asked if he’d be at Newcastle next term.

“We’ll see. It’s going to be a long summer. Obviously, there’s going to be a day where you make a decision. It depends on many things. Let’s see what happens. Obviously, this place is always going to be in my heart, whatever happens. We’ll see what happens.”

Ayoze Perez arrives for the Premier League match between West Ham and Newcastle United at London Stadium on December 23, 2017, in London, England.

Perez may have to wait until any move away from Newcastle is sanctioned as the club are not participating in transfer deals.

With Rafael Benitez’s future not yet sorted, Newcastle have shied away from making any notable transfers this summer.

If Perez was to leave for Tottenham it would be a major blow to the Magpies, as it would decimate their attack from last season.

Salomon Rondon and Perez had formed a good partnership up-front at Newcastle, but that could be entirely broken up this summer.

Newcastle player Ayoze Perez celebrates by putting his fingers in his ears after scoring the first Newcastle goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton...

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