Ayoze Perez has responded to speculation over interest from Tottenham and Manchester United by insisting he is happy at Newcastle.
The Spaniard has been one of the few positives for Newcastle this season, with Steve McClaren’s side enduring a miserable start to the Premier League campaign.
The Magpies sit second from bottom in the table, but Perez’s performances up front have received acclaim, with the Spaniard having netted three goals in 12 league appearances.
Manchester United and Spurs have both been linked with a January move for the 22-year-old but Perez insists he is comfortable on Tyneside.
He told the Daily Mail: “I am happy here. I am playing and I am getting better. I cannot ask for anything else because I am happy here.”
After being named named North East Young Player of the Year, Perez spoke of his international ambitions.
“I hope one day I can play for Spain, it will be a dream for me,” he said. “But I will have to work hard because I am still young. I have a lot to do to achieve that dream.
“Things have gone very well for me at Newcastle so far and I am really happy to get my award. It is a big pleasure for me. If I get this, it is because I have done something well.”