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 – 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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