Ayoze Perez flattered by interest from Man United and Tottenham – but 'very happy' at Newcastle

Newcastle's players celebrate
Newcastle's players celebrate

Ayoze Perez says he's flattered by speculation linking him with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

But Perez – who came off the bench to score Newcastle United's winner at White Hart Lane yesterday – insists that he's "very happy" at St James's Park.

The forward has been a revelation for the club since joining from Tenerife last year in a £1.5million deal.

And the 22-year-old's form has caught the attention of Man United and Tottenham ahead of next month's transfer window.

However, the Spain Under-21 international, for the moment, is just focused on starting week in, week out for Newcastle, the club which gave him his chance in the Premier League.

Asked about the speculation, Perez told IBTimes UK: "I just know the same as you. What I hear, what I read.

"It is a great pleasure for me (to be linked with Tottenham and Man United). It is incredible, something very big, and that's because I'm doing well, but I must go on. It's my job," he .

"You never know. Football takes many turns. Today, I am a substitute. I am working hard to be in the manager's starting plans. That's all I think – to work. Then the fruits arrive. I am very happy at Newcastle.

"They gave me everything – they made me professional. I want to continue working with them, trying to climb on the table and then whatever have to happens will happen."