Last month, it became clear on social media that several sections of Leicester City fans had lost their patience with Ayoze Perez.
He was hooked off early by Brendan Rodgers in their 0-3 defeat to West Ham and berated by Foxes fans on Twitter (see the brutal comments we found below).
Since then, he’s not only fallen out of Leicester’s starting 11, but has been axed from Rodgers’ matchday squad entirely in two of their last three games, failing to feature since last month’s defeat to Aston Villa.
The Spaniard is an undoubted talent on his day, bagging a hat-trick for the Blues in their 0-9 win at Southampton last year, however it probably sums up his inconsistency that he’s only scored in FOUR other games since that rout over a year ago.
Considering he set the club back £30m, it’s not really enough – and it seems both Leicester City fans and now Brendan Rodgers are starting to lose faith in the 27-year-old.
Here’s what we found on social media when searching his name and the Leicester City hashtag:
What a waste of money too. Our signings are generally good. Not this one.. get rid and get a forward in!!
Can someone please explain to me what Perez offers?? Not blaming today’s shambles on him but asking generally.
Ayoze Perez poor again. Said that before.
Ayoze Perez plays like when you’re controller disconnects mid-game, but it lasts the whole 90 minutes.
Perez is a complete waste of time #LCFC … absolute joke that he cost £30m!
Easy to rip into Perez isn’t it but the truth is, he’s ******* dreadful.
Perez has to come off, such a frustrating footballer.
Ayoze ‘End of the Move’ Perez can get in the ******* bin.
Perez isn’t good enough is he ?
Perez literally falls over or gets bullied off the ball everytime..get him off
Perez has given the ball away 379 times in 25 mins….If we can find a buyer for Perez today, then get rid! He’s been **** since signing, had one good game against Southampton and done nothing else.
I just don’t get Perez at all…Brings nothing. Does nothing.
Get that fairy Perez off the pitch, can’t stay on his feet for 5 seconds.
About time for Perez had spell to the bench, ineffective again.
He may well respond and force his way back into Brendan Rodger’s plans, however I would not be surprised if he finds himself back in Spain in the coming year or so.
After all, he said on more than one occasions during his time on Tyneside that he ‘dreams’ of an eventual return to La Liga, with the likes of Villarreal, Sevilla and Real Betis all linked with moves before Leicester City snapped him up for £30m last July.
A good player on his day and someone who was, if anything, under-appreciated at Newcastle given he got into double figures in each of his last three seasons, however he’s got serious work to do if he wants to win over the Leicester City faithful who can’t afford passengers when top of the table!