West Ham and Everton linked with £15m swoop for Newcastle star

Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez

Ayoze Perez is weighing up his Newcastle United future amid reports that West Ham United and Everton are keen on the Spaniard.

The 22-year-old only signed a new long-term contract in February, and is understood to be happy at the club.

However, he has become the latest Newcastle star to be linked with a move away from the club after relegation to the Championship, with claims Italian giants are also interested in the forward.

Perez is highly-rated by Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez, despite not playing his fellow Spaniard regularly from the start in the fight against relegation.

Perez would command a hefty fee – up to £15million – for any club hoping to lure him away from St James’s Park, but Benitez is under no pressure to sell.

The Magpies manager has been promised a healthy budget for next season in a bid to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Perez cost just £1.8million when he signed from Tenerife in 2014.