Ayoze Perez eager to impress at Leicester


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Ayoze Perez hopes he can raise his game further after making the move to Leicester City from Premier League rivals Newcastle.

The Spanish striker left Newcastle following a five-year spell at St James’ Park earlier this week after the Foxes activated a reported £30million release clause in his deal.

Perez, 25, managed 12 goals for Newcastle last season and says his individual target is to better that figure in the coming campaign, and he wants to help Leicester qualify for European football.

“Obviously as a collective we have to keep looking forward to try to get into the European
positions. That’s the ambition, that’s where we have to think,” Perez told LCFCTV.

“Individually, as a striker, I have to help the team as much as I can with goals. That’s my main target and if I can get more goals than I did last season, then that’s the way.

“I always like to get better in numbers, that would be great for us. Hopefully I can do it. I’m very happy and very pleased [to be here]. I’m very proud to be part of the Leicester family and I can’t wait to get started.

“The club want to keep growing as much as they can and that’s something I like. I spoke with the manager [Brendan Rodgers] and that was important. That made me feel very comfortable about the decision to come here.”

Leicester open the new season with a home game against Wolves and they are 2.38 to claim all three points. The Foxes are 6.50 to secure a top-six finish in the Premier League and 21.00 to finish in the top four.

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