Newcastle United have now reportedly made an offer to try and sign Carles Perez before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Winger needed
The St. James’ Park faithful currently only have three natural wingers in their squad at the moment (Transfermarkt), and one of them is Jacob Murphy, who may be seen more as a right wing-back when the new 2021/22 Premier League season starts.
Should Newcastle sign Perez?
Thus, if he, Allan Saint-Maximin or Ryan Fraser were to find themselves injured for a sustained period of time, it would leave Steve Bruce pretty short in that area.
The Latest: Perez offer
As per Italian football journalist Rudy Galetti, the North East club have ‘officially stepped forward’ to sign Perez, and have made an offer to AS Roma of around €10m (£8.5m) for his signature.
There are ‘ongoing evaluations’ between both teams as the Tyneside club look to strike a deal before the window closes.
The Verdict: Sign
Given the lack of depth in wide areas, it would be a smart move for Bruce and co to go out and sign Perez, especially if they can get him for a mere £8.5m.
Once praised by Lionel Messi while he was at FC Barcelona back in 2019, the Spaniard will feel as if he has a point to prove, and at just 23 years of age, still has a lot of potential.
His three goals and three assists in 31 games in total over all competitions last term (Transfermarkt) show that he can be deadly at times in front of goal, but is perhaps lacking a little consistency.
Nonetheless, £8.5m could turn out to be a steal for a position that needs filling for the Tyneside club.
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