Newcastle United have been drawn against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup, as confirmed by the club’s official channels.
Some Magpies fans have been focusing on the overall challenge their side will face in getting through, as this is only their first game in the competition this season.
The tie will be played in the week commencing Monday, August 26th.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 13, 2019
However, there are many who have decided to focus on one man ahead of the tie: Ayoze Perez.
The Spaniard was sold to the Foxes for £30m this summer, as reported by BBC Sport, with this being the first time he will return to St. James’ Park following the transfer.
Perez started 34 league games for Newcastle last season and came off the bench three times, scoring 12 goals and assisting two, as per WhoScored.
The feeling among many Newcastle fans is that the club’s former player will open his Leicester account at his old stomping ground if he hasn’t done so beforehand.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the announcement, including posts from despairing Newcastle fans, can be seen below:
Perez hat-trick inbound
— Alex (@Alex_Scott___) August 13, 2019
— Neverending Ghosted Girl (@girl_ghosted) August 14, 2019
us when perez comes out the tunnel pic.twitter.com/PADThzFZbW
— amy (@goawayamy) August 13, 2019
Ayoze Perez masterclass incoming!! We’ve had a good run bye bye for now Carabao
— Chris-Leo (@Ngaruthi) August 14, 2019
Perez hat trick confirmed
— Ben Armstrong (@benarmstrongx) August 13, 2019
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Perez masterclass incoming then
— Elliot (@Zurrbs) August 13, 2019