Ayoze Pérez struggled to have prominence at Leicester City this season and was restricted to 13 matches in all competitions, which included only three league starts.

The forward has a contract until June and the Foxes let him seal a loan move to Real Betis on the last day of the winter market.

The Leicester owned player has made two appearances from the bench for the La Liga side and is taking time to adapt to his new surroundings.

ABC de Sevilla interviewed the 29-year-old and discussed various topics, including the rapport he has with his new teammates.

“Training is the best way to get to know your partner, their way of thinking. Those are things that you are grabbing in the games. But they are players with very good football. That rapport will exist, obviously it can be strengthened, it is what we are going to look for. But they have a great quality and we speak the same language,” he said.

The Spaniard was immediately asked whether it was one of the reasons why he joined Real Betis in January.

Responding to that, Pérez explained: “Yeah. It is a team with a lot of players, who like to associate a lot. We are easy to connect with each other. I knew that, in that sense, coming was a success. We are adapting to each other and wanting to continue like this.”

Pérez then explained the role Manuel Pellegrini had in convincing him to leave Leicester for Los Verdiblancos in the last window.

“The fact that he was so interested in having me in his ranks already makes me see that it is a great club. It tells you that the coach loves you, values ​​you and wants you on his team. That, above the rest, is priceless,” the Foxes player stressed.

“It tells you that the trainer is going to trust you to death. And it was what I valued the most. Also, at such an important moment in my career. That is priceless and it was which I valued above all else and made the decision to come to Betis.

“Most of the time, everything came to me through my agent, once we did speak personally. But we were both very close in the concepts we wanted. And he was very clear that I was the footballer he wanted to sign.”

As it stands, Pérez will leave Leicester as a free agent when his deal with them expires in the summer.

Surprisingly, ABC de Sevilla didn’t ask him about his future beyond this season.