Date: 9th May 2019 at 7:56am
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Many Newcastle fans have been reacting on social media, after the Chronicle shared a report hinting toward Ayoze Perez’s agent testing the waters to secure his client a new club for next season.

The Spaniard’s representative is said to have been putting the feelers out to sides in Italy and his native country to see if there is any interest in his services.

Perez has been linked with a move to the Serie A recently, when reports surfaced indicating that Napoli were a willing contender to test the Magpies’ resolve and challenge unnamed La Liga sides – expected to be Real Betis – for his signature.

If the San Paolo Stadium natives were to make a move, it was thought that Perez’s departure would see the Magpies bank £20million, as he currently looks set to end a second consecutive campaign as United’s top goalscorer.

With his contract not set to expire until 2021, the Magpies are in no urgent need to cash in on the 25-year-old, although he has hinted in the past that he is ready to challenge himself in a European competition.

The Chronicle, however, have hinted that we may offer Perez a more lucrative contract to see the 5 ft 8 midfielder remain on our books, but concede that all contract discussions are currently off the table until Rafa Benitez’s future is resolved.

Their article also generated a fair few responses on social media once it was posted on Twitter…

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