Will This Striker Be Signed By Newcastle Today?

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.

Ayoze Pérez

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?

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 20, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Waiting for the first post …. My mate works at Newcastle Airport and Blah de Blah was seen by a friend of a friend

  • croftus5678

    May 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    i hope so the lad looks great and a right bargain at 2mil so would be very very happy if this is the quality we are going for !

    uncomplicated and fast deals i’m all for.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 20, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    We need somebody whose going to score 15 PLgoals next season.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 20, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #4

    And I don’t mean Pot Luck !

  • croftus5678

    May 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #5

    next up colback making his mind up at end of week
    cabella making mind up at end of france training camp (not going to world cup he’s only in provisional incase of injuries ect)
    ince ?
    moses ?
    berahimi ?
    gomis ?

  • lesh

    May 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Charlie, it’s funny you should mention the airport….. My wife’s…..

  • Go toon gooooo

    May 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Some kind of experiment.Nothing else.

  • jayphoto

    May 20, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Hes too good for our developement side! Very quick, can play across the centre or wings and apparantly his attitude is spot on! Hes already better than gouffran and cisse and at 20/21 is at an age where he should be playing

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 20, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Could have some fun with this one…

  • croftus5678

    May 20, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #10

    @8 jay

    i agree m8 the lad is a better striker for scoring/assist/movement than what we have by far “if” we sign him he should be going straight into the first team without a doubt.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 20, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    From last thread

    And so it begins. Noble, like his would-be manager, defines mediocrity. Why are we talking about West ham rejects and at 8m at that!!!!

    I’m sorry but the English players we’re linked with are way, way over priced when you consider Cabaye was 4.5M!

    Even if we somehow don’t cock up getting Cabella and some of the more promising sounding people like the German striker, Grenier and this Spanish guy etc, we still have manager with only a 37% win ratio who couldn’t develop a cold, let alone promising young talent !

  • lesh

    May 20, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Charlie…. Give it a few hours and folk’ll have just got back from Tennerife and who should be on the flight but…..

  • ToonMatt

    May 20, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    More bargain signings that are not good enough for this club, we are a laughing stock. £10m for Cabella and Ashley won’t pay more then £8m after pocketing over a £100m this year from the club, people need to boycott NOW!

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 20, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    He might be a lot better than Gouff and Cisse, but that’s not what matters. They are senior players and he is only 20.

  • Knacka

    May 20, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #15

    he might only be 20, but if he’s good enough, he’s old enough.

  • RooneyToons

    May 20, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #16

    He sounds pretty special to me and looks far more skilled than any young players we have at the moment… I know its YouTube but he looks amazing and Barca have been tracking him so sounds more than worth it for the price


  • Lynxie

    May 22, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #18

    Great news, we are gonna sign someone who has zero experience of the Premier league. One of the quickest, and most technical leagues in the world. One for the future? And no Spanish teams were in for him? Lets not be pissing in our pants just yet, may I present to you…….Fabio Zamblera, Luuk de Jong, Andreas Anderson, Daniel Cordone, and Whats-his-face from Tenerife.
    Christ we are really in trouble unless these muppets upstairs sign some REAL quality, instead of having a punt on hopefuls.

  • Lynxie

    May 22, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #19

    Oh by the way. (Especially for You tube scouts like Rooney tunes). Albert Luque on You Tube? World beater. Reality? EXACTLY.


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