Rumour: Barcelona plot Ayoze Perez transfer bid


Barcelona are planning a shock summer transfer bid for Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez, 22 according to reports in Spain.

The Spanish forward has been receiving plaudits from across the Premier League and Europe for his performances for the Magpies.

Barcelona have reportedly scouted the player all season with a view to make Perez understudy their current forward trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar.

This interest from La Liga will leave Perez with a decision to make regarding first team football, of which he will enjoy regularly continuing with Newcastle next season. However the lure of playing for one of European footballs biggest clubs may be too much to turn down.

Newcastle paid £1.5m for Perez two seasons ago and will be looking to turn a sizable profit should Barcelona follow up their interest with a bid.


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