Arsenal are reportedly interested in a sensational swoop for Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez according news from England. Perez has been impressive for the Magpies this season and there have been speculations that the forward wants to leave the club in the summer.

Italian side AC Milan was believed to be the favourites for his signature but the interest of Arsenal has changed the narrative. Arsenal boss Unai Emery is expected to be given a tight budget in the summer and the Spaniard views Perez as a bargain signing.

Perez is understood to be valued at around £25 million by Newcastle who are opened to selling in the summer. The 25-year-old has been impressive this season scoring 12 goals in 37 matches for the club including a nice finish on the last day victory at Fulham.

However, the Gunners could face competition from Italian outfit AC Milan who are interested in the player. Milan are also in a similar situation to Arsenal as the club transfer budget is limited after failing to qualify for the Champions League.

Perez is seen as a good forward to partner KryztofPiatek in attack as Patrick Cutrone has not been able to deliver consistently. The player is known to be a hard workerwith attributes that fits Emery’s ideology. The playeris known to takes advantage of goal scoring opportunities with his clinical finishing.

In addition he can play as an attacking midfielder just behind the striker or as part of the frontline.
Arsenal have been spoiled for choice in attack as Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-EmerickAubameyang have scored goals for fun.

However, beyond that, there is a lack of goals in the team and Perez could be a useful option from the bench.

This transfer looks likely as the player is decent and available for a good price, however with Milan lurking nothing can be concluded for now.