When Newcastle signed 20 year-old Ayoze Perez as out first singing in June it was said he would be one for the future, but in pre-season games Ayoze has looked a good player and scored an excellent goal for us on Wednesday night to win the game at Hillsborough.
Ayoze Perez congratulated by Anita after scoring at Hillsborough
And his form has not gone unnoticed by Alan Pardew, who has said he has been signed for now – so we should see Ayoze get some games in this coming season for Newcastle, and that would be good.
This is some of what Alan Pardew said to nufcTV immediately after the game on Wednesday night about Perez:
“Ayoze Perez has been signed for now.” “We know he has some development in his body , he is still quite frail compared to the physical specimens you have in the Premiership, but he has shown quality and had one great chance tonight which he finished in style.
“He has shown that in training, he has got real flair and I think he is a player our fans are going to like.” “Hopefully he will have more of an impact than we are hoping for…if that makes sense.”
Ayoze really did take his chance in style after excellent work by Gabby Obertan after 65 minutes fo the game on Wednesday night.
And Pardew said after the game that Obertan was the best player on the pitch – so that performance by the Frenchman will alert a number of French clubs to what he can do – although he’s been too inconsistent at Newcastle over the last three years, since signing on from the Red Devils for £3M.
When Ayoze got the ball and was clean through, he quickly looked up and in one movement put the ball into the back of the net – and showed some class in the way he scored that goal.
Here’s another chance to see his goal.
We hope Ayoze can make big strides next season – he’s certainly made a good start in pre-season.
Note: There will be a meeting with Peter Beardsley at the Green in Wardley, Gateshead on Friday 22nd August from 7:00 pm. Tickets are now available priced at approx £25, and that includes a meal, a glass of wine and a talk with Peter – if you’d like a ticket for this event please call the Green at 0191 4950171.
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