Perez, 25, has been in great form for the Magpies in the last few weeks, and it seems as though is future at St James’ Park has become a talking point once again after the Shields Gazzette reported last year that was on the radar of Spurs and Manchester United.
Now, the Spanish attacking midfielder has been quizzed on his future on Tyneside, with the interviewer specifically mentioning Spurs and Everton, and he admits that he wants a big move down the line.
Perez was asked by Marca: “There have been plenty of admirers: Everton, Tottenham … What does the future hold?”
The former Tenerife attacker told the Spanish news outlet: “To this day, I do not know. I hope [there is] something very good. I believe that I have gained merit these five years so that a good opportunity presents itself.”
Perez has played very well lately, but it is was too soon to start talking about him leaving Newcastle when he has been so average for them for so long. The Spanish attacker has only really improved since Miguel Almiron was signed in the summer, and Spurs should definitely avoid trying to sign him at any point in the future unless his form continues to improve over the next 12 months. The £45,000-a-week (Spotrac) Magpie has scored three goals and supplied one assist in his last four Premier League appearances, but for most of the campaign Perez has frustrated the Toon Army, and he is not on the same level of players that are needed by Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy are bound to have busy summers when this season ends, and they might need a new attacking midfielder with Christian Eriksen entering the final year of his contract. However Perez really isn’t the answer.