The agent of 20 year-old winger Ayoze Perez has made some very interesting comments about why his client joined Newcastle United, when some other bigger clubs – like Real Madrid, Roma and Porto for instance, were interested in signing the player.
Olaf Bonales – Ayoze Perez’ agent
Olaf Bonales is Perez’ agent has said this about the youngster’s move to Newcastle:
“We have chosen the best option. A four-year contract in a British team, which will allow Ayoze to develop his game.¨ “It is a powerful club financially and in terms of structure. They are laying down the foundations of a new project.”
“Tenerife have done good business, rejecting offers from clubs like Real Madrid, Valencia, Roma and Porto among others, and making €2M (£1.6M) for a player who has six months left on his contract.¨
“There was a verbal agreement with Porto but it was the insistence of Alan Pardew that was so great, and we managed to sit down with the British club to close the deal.”
It’s not too surprising that Alan Pardew is getting involved with the transfers this summer, because he must get some good players through the door this summer – and the sooner Newcastle do that – the better it will be.
Perez was certainly very excited when the signing was announced last week, and he had some very good things to say about what he called a magnificent club – Newcastle United.
We’ re very hopeful that this youngster can have a good first season on Tyneside, and make an immediate breakthrough to the first team squad, and (even) play a number of games for the first team.
Even though Newcastle fans are down in the dumps at the moment because of our terrible form and results this year, we shouldn’t forget the club still has an excellent name on the continent – we just need to sign five or six top players in the summer.
That’s what’s needed to get us back on track and challenging again for a top six position.
It’s certainly possible.