Barcelona weigh up shock move for Newcastle's Ayoze Perez

Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez is a target for Barcelona, according to a report today.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 6:49 am
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2016, 8:35 am
Ayoze Perez

The talented forward has been identified as a "potential understudy" to the club's front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, according to The Mirror.

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And it is claimed that the La Liga club has been in contact with Newcastle about Perez, who has scored six goals so far this season.

Perez signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal at St James's Park in February.

The Spain Under-21 international said at the time: "The truth is I'm really happy here, so it's a good thing for me, and I hope it's the same for the Geordie family."

Perez is preparing for 17th-placed Newcastle's must-win Premier League game against Aston Villa on Saturday.

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