Brendan Rodgers backs Ayoze Perez to receive Spain call-up

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has backed striker Ayoze Perez to receive a call-up to make his debut for Spain. He is yet to be invited but Rodgers feels the 26-year-old is showing the kind of form that qualifies him as a worthy candidate.

Ayoze Perez scored 48 goals in 195 games for Newcastle in his five seasons at the club before joining the Foxes. Since then, he has scored 7 goals and made several assists for Leicester in 30 matches since he joined las summer in a £30million deal.

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When asked if Perez had a chance to get a call-up and represent Spain at this summer’s European Championship, Rodgers responded: “I wouldn’t be surprised.

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“They’ve some very talented players, but he’s someone, if you’re playing at the top end of the most competitive league in the world, and you’re producing, then I believe you’re going to be in with opportunities.’

“He just needs to focus on his club form, work well, perform consistently.

“If he can do that, then I’m sure, come this summer, there will be an opportunity for him.”

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