Perez urges Rafa to stay

Published on: 16 May 2019

Ayoze Perez is confident that Rafa Benitez will sign a new contract with Newcastle United and will still be in charge of the club next season.

Talks between the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Liverpool boss and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley are reportedly underway.

Benitez's contract at St James' Park expires at the end of June but Perez, who ended the season as the club's top scorer with 13 goals, cannot comprehend the 59-year-old not being in charge when pre-season training begins on 4th July.

Perez, who has been linked with a summer move to Inter Milan, said: "We all want him to stay as it's something good for the club. We became a better club from the day he arrived.

"We have to make sure we keep him because the team and the club can keep growing. That's what we have done throughout the last few seasons."

Meanwhile, Perez was pleased with his goal tally this season, adding: "I always look to be in and around the box. At the end of the day, I am a striker."

Newcastle are considering signing Salomon Randon on a permanent deal after the Venezuelan enjoyed a fine season on loan in the north-east.

The former Malaga star is available for £16.5million after West Brom failed to win promotion from the Championship.

Newcastle are 7/2 to finish in the top half of the Premier League next season.

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Ayoze Perez is confident that Rafa Benitez will sign a new contract with Newcastle United and will still be in charge of the club next season.

Talks between the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Liverpool boss and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley are reportedly underway.

Benitez's contract at St James' Park expires at the end of June but Perez, who ended the season as the club's top scorer with 13 goals, cannot comprehend the 59-year-old not being in charge when pre-season training begins on 4th July.

Perez, who has been linked with a summer move to Inter Milan, said: "We all want him to stay as it's something good for the club. We became a better club from the day he arrived.

"We have to make sure we keep him because the team and the club can keep growing. That's what we have done throughout the last few seasons."

Meanwhile, Perez was pleased with his goal tally this season, adding: "I always look to be in and around the box. At the end of the day, I am a striker."

Newcastle are considering signing Salomon Randon on a permanent deal after the Venezuelan enjoyed a fine season on loan in the north-east.

The former Malaga star is available for £16.5million after West Brom failed to win promotion from the Championship.

Newcastle are 7/2 to finish in the top half of the Premier League next season.

Source: bet365.com

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