Ayoze Perez could be deemed surplus to requirements after falling out of favour at Leicester City, according to Steve Howey.
Perez joined the Foxes from Premier League rivals Newcastle United in a £30million deal two years ago.
The Spaniard was named in Brendan Rodgers’ starting line-up just 21 times last season and scored three times.
Should Ayoze Perez leave Leicester City this summer?
Kelechi Iheanacho’s best form since switching from Manchester City in 2017 resulted in Perez’s minutes on the pitch being restricted and the former Tenerife attacker has been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium this summer.
Ex-Premier League striker Marcus Bent told This is Futbol that Perez could be on Everton’s radar following the appointment of Rafa Benitez as the Toffees’ new manager.
Perez worked under Benitez during a fruitful spell at St James’ Park and Howey – who, like Perez, featured for Leicester and Newcastle during his playing days – would not be surprised to see him leave the Foxes.
Howey exclusively told The Transfer Tavern: “I think Perez has done okay but he has been in and out of the team.
“Ultimately, Rodgers is always going to pick Vardy and Iheanacho. He also has competition from other signings who have come to the club. He could be surplus to requirements.”
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