There’s an excellent interview in the Mail today where one of our young heroes yesterday – Ayoze Perez – who scored the winner with an excellent header – explains why he joined Newcastle United, when both Barcelona and Real Madrid in his home country were keen to sign him.
Ayoze Perez heads home yesterday to win the game for Newcastle
Newcastle pressed very hard to get Ayoze in the summer from Tenerife, and this is what the 21 year-old Spanish International had to say about why he joined Newcastle:
¨Yes, there was interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid.¨ ¨The truth is that the Newcastle bid was quite surprising, because firstly there were other teams interested.¨
¨But Newcastle pushed very hard to get me. I feel they really valued me.¨ ¨We had to consider the different options, and I finally decided to come to Newcastle,’
‘I have always loved the Premier League but the main reason to come here was how Newcastle valued myself.¨ ¨I felt very appreciated by the club and that was the reason which made me opt to come here.¨
Ayoze’s brother Samuel has signed on for top non-league club Blyth Spartans, so they are both together in the north-east, and that will help both youngsters.
It seems one big reason why he joined Newcastle was that he was told he would be given a chance in the first team if he was playing well, whereas with Real Madrid he would play for their B team in the second division in Spain – which is where he was playing with Tenerife – so it wasn’t much of a step up.
Ayoze has made a great start to his career on Tyneside, and he has that knack of scoring goals, which all great goalscorers have.
Alan Pardew said yesterday the young Spaniard grew a few inches to get to the ball, when he brilliantly headed home the winner in the second half. 😀
There’s no doubt Ayoze is an exciting young player, and at the moment he’s looking to be a great acquisition for the club.
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