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Real Betis will look to sign Ayoze Perez

Real Betis are reportedly keeping a close eye on many strikers across the Europe.

According to multiple reports emanating from England, Real Betis will look to sign Leicester City striker Ayoze Perez.

He has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The 29-year-old has been with Leicester since 2019, having signed for the club from Newcastle United for 33.4 million euros. He has a valid contract with Leicester until June 2023.

Ayoze Perez has scored one goal and assisted one more across all competitions this season.

Ayoze Perez
Ayoze Perez

Given that his contract is expiring soon and he has not yet signed an extension, the rumors have only heated up in recent weeks.

The Leicester manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.

Adding a striker remains Real Betis’ top priority this winter and Manuel Pellegrini will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming days. Pellegrini is a firm fan of Leicester City striker and Real Betis could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense. Someone with Ayoze Perez’s skillset and potential will no doubt be an excellent signing for Real Betis boss Manuel Pellegrini.

La Liga club are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.

Leicester City
Leicester City

The former Newcastle United man provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. He is a good finisher in front of the opposition’s goal and has got the vision to create some inviting chances for his teammates on the attacking third of the field.

According to the report, “Real Betis are eyeing Leicester City striker Ayoze Perez. AS says Betis are ready to move for the Spaniard as Borja Iglesias’ future is now in doubt. Borja is being linked with Atletico Madrid as a replacement for Joao Felix, who is set to join Chelsea this week. Should the deal go through, Atletico will seek to sign Borja to fill the void. And in the process, Betis will move for Perez in order to replace their star striker.”

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The Foxes are on the weaker side of negotiations due to Perez’s contract situation. Real Betis will be eyeing a cut-price deal for the striker since he will be out of contract in 2023.

Good signing for Real Betis?

If Perez is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Real Betis.

A move to Betis is exactly what Perez needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.

It will be interesting to see if Real Betis are willing to pay the asking price for Perez.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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