I Never Imagined I Would Be In First Team So Soon

Spanish U21 International Ayoze Perez already seems to be a popular young player on Tyneside, and from we’ve seen of him so far, since he signed on from Tenerife for a low €2M (£1.6M) in June, he’s also a very promising young player for Newcastle.

ayoze perez pre-season

Ayoze Perez – during pre-season

Ayoze is fresh from his Spanish U21 debut last Friday night, so the Spanish selectors have recognized him fairly quickly since he arrived at Newcastle and has looked a good young player.

The youngster has only just turned 21 and he was simply delighted to get the recognition from his country, and yesterday he was interviewed on the Newcastle web-site:

“Since I’ve been here, I’ve been out in Newcastle and it’s a city that I like,” “It looks very promising. There are still some places that I would like to visit and I have to visit, but I’m hoping that while I’m here, I’ll be able to visit all those places.”

“It’s very important that I’ve been called in to play in all the games so far,” “It is rewarding and flattering that the manager has put his trust in me, and I need to work hard to improve and up my game even more.”

“I never imagined that I would be in the first team so soon. In fact, it’s a dream come true for any player my age.”

“When I was playing in Tenerife, it was obviously in a low division, so being in a senior team in the Premier League is something that makes me very proud. It’s a dream come true.”

Ayoze has played in all four games so far this season and seems to have a terrific attitude to the game.

With the long-term injury to Siem de Jong we expect him on the bench on Saturday, so it’s a big opportunity for the 21 year-old to impress so early in his career at Newcastle.

With both Ryan Taylor and Papiss Cisse on their way back from injury,  there should be more competition for places soon, so Ayoze needs to take his chance when he gets it in the Newcastle first team.

He’s already looking a (very) good signing for Newcastle, and another one scouted by Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr.

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5 comments so far

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 10, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #1

    He looks a much more promising prospect than Rivière to me. Like a mini Suarez the way he moves with the ball. When he toughens up he could be great prospect.

  • Offkey

    Sep 10, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Thats what you think now………then…….PARDEWED!

  • MonkseatonMag

    Sep 10, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Oh,I was wrong in the last thread – there is news today.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Sorry to burst your bubble lad but you weren’t meant to be anywhere near the first team yet, but our failure to buy a proven 15 goal striker will see you get plenty of game time and the managers criticism that comes from not regularly finding the net, he’ll say with a smirk that you ain’t got the legs or size yet, which you will know is not your fault at all, when you do find a bit of form you’ll be dropped for our two goal a season striker and sent to Aidre for a loan spell.

  • Sav

    Sep 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Like Cabella, he seems like a good kid. That doesn’t necessarily win us any extra points but this side will need to stick together during the inevitable troubled times ahead.


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