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Benitez: Newcastle must fight to keep hold of Perez

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says they must fight to keep hold of Ayoze Perez.

The 25-year-old admits he'd like to return home to play one day, but says the Premier League is “living the dream."

Benitez said: “Fight to keep him? Yeah, he is an important player for us. At the same time, the prices of players are so crazy it is not easy to say, 'I will go and get this player or that player.' It is the same for us. If someone comes, we'll see where we are but I think Ayoze could be fine if we do the right things and he is happy because we can do the right things.

“I think at the end of the season you will see a lot of clubs linked with selling four or five players and wanting to buy four or five. This is normal, everyone is thinking about the future. What will happen with him? I do not see any problem now. Finish the season, see what happens and if someone comes for this player or that it is very normal when players are doing well. If someone comes deal with that."

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