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Ayoze Perez would be the biggest loss for Newcastle United amid reports

Mike Ashley, Newcastle United owner and Lee Charnley look on prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on February 2, 2019 in...

Following news that Rafa Benitez is set to leave Newcastle United, a whole host of players could seemingly follow in his footsteps this summer.

Mike Ashley, Owner of Newcastle United is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on October 27, 2018 in...

It's happened again. Mike Ashley has somehow put Newcastle in such a position that they are now fearing for their Premier League status, and if it does happen again then it'll be the third time that they have been relegated under his ownership.

At the start of the week, Newcastle announced that Benitez will not stay at the North East club beyond his current deal, which expires on Sunday.

 

The supporters were angry. The media made their feelings known about Ashley, but what do the players think? 

Well, the Scottish Sun recently claimed that a max exodus of players leaving could follow their manager out of Tyneside, with a number of key players mentioned.

It is said that the likes of Martin Dubravka, Federico Fernandez, Fabian Schar, Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez are all open to leaving the club now Benitez is no longer there. 

The report is seriously worrying for the Toon Army faithful because that relegation meter is seemingly only increasing day by day. 

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...

Someone like Perez would arguably be Newcastle's biggest miss, if he were to leave because of what he provides the defensive-minded team in the attacking third. 

Whilst Salomon Rondon's performances, and rightly so, drew huge praise last season, Perez should also be lauded for what he provided the team and the versatility he brings to table. 

Perez is a safe pair of hands in the final third and it won't be a surprise to see his career explode to a whole new level in these coming seasons, that's how much potential he has. But Newcastle fans would like to see that explode at St James' Park, not elsewhere. 

Therefore, losing a player, who was purchased for £1.5 million [Guardian] in 2014, would be yet another blow to the club.

Salomon Rondon of Newcastle United (09) celebrates with Ayoze Perez (17) after he scores the third goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven...

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