Newcastle were first linked with 20 year-old Tenerife striker Ayoze Perez in early April, and he would be brought into Newcastle to initially play for the Development team, and it looks like he’s getting closer to a Newcastle move, because it is being reported in Portugal that he has just turned down the opportunity to sign for former Champions League Winners Porto.
Tenerife striker Ayoze Perez – could be joining Newcastle
The news was reported on Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes’ Twitter site, and he tweeted this:
“Ayoze Perez close to sign for Newcastle. Refused FC Porto.”
And of course the Twitter feeds have now gone crazy, saying the youngster is even in Newcastle today, and that he will be taking a medical, and that the signing could even be announced by the end of today – but reader beware – people make things up on social media.
But we suppose it could happen – wonders never cease – but it will not be a senior signing.
The 20 year-old scored 16 goals in 33 appearances for Tenerife in all appearances last season, and Tenerife finished 10th of 22 teams in the Spanish second division, so it’s really hard to judge just how good this lad is.
Perez was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, and he will be one for the future, and will probably not make the Newcastle first team squad, if we sign him in the summer – or even today.
What do you think?