Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez claims Manchester United and Tottenham want to buy him.

The 22-year-old Spanish striker was quoted in an interview with Radio Club Tenerife stating that he is aware of transfer interest from within the Premier League.

Newcastle paid Tenerife £1m for Perez in the 2014 summer transfer window and he has scored four goals in 17 matches so far this term.

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"There is truth in the talk about interest in me. It's rewarding for me," Perez told Radio Club Tenerife.

"There is much truth in the interest from Tottenham and Man United, but my place is at Newcastle."

Manchester United currently have only two recognized senior strikers in Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial, having sold Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez in the summer and with James Wilson being sent to Brighton & Hove Albion on loan.

Tottenham have made no secret of their desire to buy a center-forward having been involved in a long - and ultimately unsuccessful - pursuit of West Brom forward Saido Berahino in the summer transfer window and Perez did his reputation in north London no harm by scoring the winner in Newcastle's 2-1 win over Spurs earlier this month.