Leicester City striker Ayoze Perez is refusing to sign a new contract amid interest from Real Sociedad, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Tielemans leading the exodus?
Premier League sensation Youri Tielemans is reported to have told the Foxes that he won’t be putting pen to paper on fresh terms, and it appears that he might not be the only player leaving the King Power next summer.
The 29-year-old Perez’s current deal is also set to expire at the end of the season, alongside several others, meaning that he will be to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with potential suitors from January ahead of a free transfer.
The Latest: Perez refusing to commit
According to the Spanish press (via Sport Witness), Perez has ‘ruled out renewing’ his contract with Leicester as a result of wanting to return to his homeland and fulfil his dream of playing in La Liga at least once before the end of his career.
It’s stated that Real Sociedad are ‘keeping an eye’ on the forward and are ‘attentive’ to his situation, though are set to face competition from Real Betis, Celta Vigo and Getafe for his signature.
The Verdict: Time to move on
Perez has been dubbed a ‘quality’ footballer by former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper, and whilst he’s shown this at times with 25 goal contributions in a blue shirt, now is the right time for him to move on.
The Foxes attacker has only made one start this season and has fallen out of favour under Brendan Rodgers, with the boss recently preferring Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes in the final third.
Perez also not wanting to extend his stay shows that he doesn’t see his future at Leicester, so an exit would be the best option for both parties.
Leicester fans: Sell or keep Perez?
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