Ayoze Perez latest: Tottenham consider tabling £15m bid for Newcastle's young striker

The Spaniard would lighten the load placed on Harry Kane's shoulders

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Tottenham Hotspur's frantic search for a centre forward has led to last-minute interest in Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez.

The Spanish forward, who is rated at around £15m, is a popular figure on Tyneside, having often provided a bright spark during last season's dismal campaign.

The 22-year-old notched seven times last season following his £1m move from Tenerife, and was linked to with Real Madrid and Barcelona before moving to the north-east.

 

Newcastle are unlikely to let the player go without a hefty transfer fee but Spurs are desperate to add to their ranks up front.

Despite completing deals for forwards Clinton N'Jie and Son Heung-min, the club's attempts to sign Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion have been spurned.

Perez's arrival would lighten the load on Harry Kane's shoulders, who has suffered a slow start after breaking through last term.

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