Newcastle fans huddled in the booths in the corner of The Football Transfer Tavern are sat in stunned silence as news has made it’s way to our bar staff that one of their top players is a target for the Spanish champions.
Reports coming from The Daily Mail are claiming that Newcastle striker, Ayoze Perez has emerged as a target for Spanish giants, Barcelona.
The 22-year-old made the move to Tyneside from Tenerife in 2014 and has bagged himself 13 goals in the two years since joining from the Spanish side.
The Spain U21 international would be expected to wait in the wings at the Nou Camp as an understudy to messrs Messi, Suarez and Neymar.
With Mike Ashley more than likely to accept any profitable offer that comes in, Perez is left with a decision to make. Our Landlord pointed out that at such a young age, even though a move to Barca sounds impossible to turn down, sitting on the bench for two years could may well ruin his progress as a player.
Magpies fans, we want to hear from you! Would losing Perez be a big blow to Rafa? Can you see your man getting much game time at Barcelona? Let us know below…
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