Forward was open to transfer away from Leicester in January

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Leicester City’s Ayoze Perez (L) (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Formerly out-of-favour Leicester City forward Ayoze Perez was open to a transfer away from King Power Stadium in January. Although, nothing eventually transpired and he remained on Filbert Way.

Through unintentional means of necessary squad rotation, Perez finds himself seemingly wanted again by coaches and fans alike. A majestic run down the right flank as substitute involving a vital assist for James Maddison at PSV Eindhoven’s Philips Stadium reignited the Spaniard’s career once more.

Secondly, appearing as a starter at his former home, Newcastle United, gave Perez another opportunity to impress all before him. Sadly the result and performance left much to be desired. Yet innovative facilitating for the Ademola Lookman goal meant the attacker had done his main job again. Following the loss, a report interestingly claimed that the 28-year-old was “open” to a return to St James’ Park during the January transfer window:

ChronicleLive understands Perez was even open to a sensational return to Newcastle in the mid-season window if the opportunity had presented itself

Leicester City Under-23s rout Blackburn Rovers, and seniors at Everton

The Foxes reserves battered Rovers as the Northern English side’s eight-game winning streak ended abruptly. Four separate, possibly future senior Foxes netted on the evening. Terell Pennant, Chris Popov, Thanawat Suengchitthawon, and a Lewis Brunt penalty made the difference for the younger East Midlands outfit. This victory leaves the U-23s fifth in Premier League 2 table; 11 points separate LCFC with leaders Manchester City.

On Wednesday evening the Leicester first team play a fairly hapless Everton. I remember the time when only tough matches versus the Merseysiders occurred. In the contemporary era, the Toffees are there for the taking. David Coote is the referee at Goodison Park. Coote will be assisted by Gary Beswick along with Nick Hopton; the fourth official is Anthony Taylor.

Unfortunately for the Foxes, Michael Oliver is the video assistant referee: fans still haven’t forgotten Oliver’s ineptitude or struggle to assert himself with ref Andre Marriner when City played Manchester United a few weeks ago. Hopefully, if any contentious issues arise, the VAR will adjudicate satisfactorily.