Ayoze Perez: Leicester agree £30m fee for Newcastle striker

Personal terms agreed and medical passed with the Spaniard's move to the King Power Stadium expected to be completed on Thursday

Ayoze Perez celebrates after scoring Newcastle's second goal of the game
Image: Ayoze Perez will cost Leicester £30m

Newcastle have agreed a fee with Leicester for the sale of Ayoze Perez.

Sky Sports News understands the Foxes have a deal in place to buy the Spaniard for £30m. Perez has agreed personal terms and has passed a medical.

Perez's move to the King Power Stadium is expected to be completed on Wednesday, which will make him Leicester's second signing of the summer after James Justin arrived from Luton.

Perez had been linked with a return to his homeland after saying last season "to go back to your country and play for a big team and enjoy La Liga, would be something great for my career".

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: xxxx of Newcastle United challenges xxxx of Everton during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC at St. James Park on March 9, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
Image: Perez and Salomon Rondon scored 23 league goals between them last season

The forward enjoyed his most productive season at Newcastle since moving to Tyneside from Tenerife in 2014, scoring 12 Premier League goals last term to end the campaign as the club's top scorer.

Former boss Rafael Benitez left the club last week following the expiry of his contract, while Venezuela international Salomon Rondon has returned to parent club West Brom after a successful season on loan.

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