Leicester City have agreed a £30m fee with Newcastle for the sale of Ayoze Perez, a potential move that’s left Leicester fans surprisingly underwhelmed.

Sky Sports News revealed last night that Leicester are close to signing Perez, subject to a medical and personal terms being agreed.

And while many LCFC fans will undoubtedly be excited, many are particularly concerned with the big price tag.

Some are questioning whether the Spaniard is worth it, with fears such a sum could be better spent elsewhere.

His 12 goals last season is nothing to sniff at, but for many it’s a tally beneath that of a marquee signing.

It doesn’t help that Perez is viewed as a ‘good value for money’ striker at Newcastle.

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His £1.5m move from Tenerife to Newcastle in 2014 brought no real expectation, and he’s been something of an overachiever.

Despite his eye for goal, he has suffered severe dips in form, and with it, abuse from some Newcastle fans.

But his defenders have always pointed to that £1.5m price tag.

Can you really expect the finished article? Could he really do anymore? For what Newcastle paid, he’s been pretty outstanding.

Newcastle fans cant really argue with Perez’s services to the club, as he’s been their saviour for two seasons now, and his goal scoring exploits were pivotal in avoiding relegation.

But a £30m move to Leicester would bring far more pressure.

Perez will no longer be someone defying expectations, but a player trying to fulfil them.

And given some Leicester fans reactions, that might be a struggle.

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Leicester fans react to Perez price tag




A huge loss for the Toon

Despite the price tag, Newcastle United fans will be devastated to lose a key player.

It’s undeniably good money considering Perez only cost the club £1.5m, yet that doesn’t seem to matter anymore on Tyneside.

At any other club fans would be ecstatic, but given past transfer dealings, Toon fans have no reason to be positive.

There’s no guarantee the fee would be reinvested back into the transfer window, and the club’s forward line would be left very weak.

Newcastle fans must now pray this does not spark a mass exodus among any of the other players, as the squad looks to escape a sinking ship.

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