Ayoze Perez on why he chose Leicester City over a return to Spain
Ayoze Perez on why he chose Leicester City over a return to Spain
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Ayoze Perez on why he chose Leicester City over a return to Spain

​Former Spain U21 international Ayoze Perez has disclosed that he turned down the opportunity to play for Valencia and opted for Leicester City instead, according to the Daily Mail. 

Perez revealed that he initially wanted to make his way back to Spain after citing that his future at Newcastle United would be coming to an end towards the close of last season.

However, the 26-year-old was to remain in England as he found himself joining Leicester City where he signed a four-year contract for a fee of £30million. 

The Spanish forward was handed his maiden debut on August 11 in the Foxes 0-0 stalemate against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Furthermore, Perez admitted that he had an opportunity to sign with Valencia after his time ended at the Magpies further revealing that the King Power Stadium outfit offered a better deal.

The 26-year-old has since admitted that he did have the option to sign for a La Liga side in the summer.  

'It is true that Valencia were interested in me,' he told Spanish outlet ABC.

'And I was tempted to consider a move back to Spain.

'I miss the food, the weather and the lifestyle in Spain, and of course, I would like to return in the future.

'However, Leicester offered me an ambitious project, where I would play an important role.

'The move has been excellent for me, as I am playing in an attacking team and we are doing well.'

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