The newest transfer rumours involving Leicester City’s former Newcastle player, whose future at the King Power Stadium is in doubt with only six months left on his current agreement.
According to sources in Spain, Roma are among the clubs interested in a January transfer for Leicester City forward Ayoze Perez.
With only six months remaining on his term at the King Power Stadium, the 29-year-future old’s with the club is uncertain. Rather than losing him for nothing in the summer, City may be able to move him during the January transfer window.
But because of his contract condition, Perez is allowed to negotiate with foreign clubs and sign a pre-contract in anticipation of a free transfer this summer.
Due of this, several international teams have been rumoured to be considering making a move.
The most recent AS sources indicate that Roma and Real Betis are both vying for his signature, and a January transfer is probable. Reports suggest that Perez would like to return to Spain and would welcome the opportunity to play for Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The article adds, however, that Jose Mourinho, head coach of Roma, could try to convince the City man otherwise, with the Italian team having more financial capacity to finalise a prospective move in January. As a result, they could take action within the next month to beat off the competition for his signing and secure a transfer fee payment to City.
Betis could reportedly compete with Roma in the January transfer window by raising funds by selling Loren Morón. There has been talk of the forward leaving the club in the new year.
With James Maddison and Dennis Praet both sidelined with injuries, Perez will start in right midfield for the first time this season against Fulham. The Spaniard was on the pitch for 71 of the 90 in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
City may be willing to entertain bids for Perez due to the status of his contract, yet his exit may depend on incoming transfers. City wants to bring in a winger during the upcoming transfer window, which could reduce Perez’s playing time.