Newcastle Could Have A Top Player On Their Books

It turns out that Newcastle watched Ayoze Perez for a year playing for Tenerife in the Spanish second division before going in for him and signing him for just £1.6M in the summer.

ayoze perez flicks it home

Ayoze Perez flicks the ball home quite brilliantly on Sunday

We knew both Barcelona and Real Madrid were in for him but it seems that Porto and Newcastle were the top two clubs for Perez, and of course he finally chose Newcastle United – and he looks a great buy for the club.

Other clubs interested included Arsenal, Everton, Shalke 04, Borussia Dortmund, Marseilles, Valencia and Atletico Madrid, but it seems some were put off by Ayoze’s slight build, although he stands just under 5’11”.

This is what Alan Pardew has revealed about the signing:

“We scouted Perez all through the year at Tenerife, and he was being courted by some big clubs, in particular Porto, and they don’t sign anyone unless he’s a good player.

“I think he just loved the way we were determined to bring him here.”

A  couple of weeks ago Perez won Best Breakthrough player and Best Attacking Midfielder in the Spanish second division,  when he scored 16 goals in 34 appearances for Tenerife.

The youngster is happy,  but admits things have happened very quickly – and he also talks about the old Andy Cole song that Newcastle fans sang with Ayoze name put to it on Sunday:

“Everything has happened very fast, from playing in the Spanish third division to having the pleasure to be here and play for Newcastle in the Premier League,” “It would be unfair to ask for more.”

“I listened to the song and my team mates explained the significance.” “It’s the same song they sung about Andy Cole. It was very important for me. It’s very nice.”

“It’s not often you score a goal like that.”

And Newcastle worked to bring his 23 year-old brother Samuel to Tyneside, and he is on the books of Blyth Spartans, and that will help both brothers a chance to settle quickly on Tyneside.

Ayoze can become a great player for Newcastle United – and sooner rather than later – because of the way he’s been playing lately and the class he has shown.

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21 comments so far

  • soundoid

    Nov 11, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #1

    El Matador =Ayoze Perez

  • Brutooon

    Nov 11, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #2

    3 goals in 3 games for Ayoze Perez

    3 goals in 120 games for our former Sh*t player – SHOLA AMEOBI

  • expatmag

    Nov 11, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Mike Ashley’s plan to develop our own players may well be beginning to take shape.

    So far this season, we are seeing more young players than ever before starting to make an impact. If this continues, valuations will increase substantially whilst hopefully pushing the team on to bigger and better things.

    However, it is early days and Pardew must continue to give these kids their chances in sustained runs in the side, even if it is to the detriment of senior professionals.

    It is great to see Perez Abeid Dummett Haidara Ameobi Armstrong all in and around the senior team and gettin g results.

  • expatmag

    Nov 11, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Did anyone notice the youth of our starting 11 on sunday?

    Apart from Colo, I dont think there was a player over the age of 26 started.

  • ToonLynx

    Nov 11, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Apparently Ayoze and Ferreyra have the best potential ability out of all the strikers at the club.
    Can only imagine its unsuitability to the Premier League which is the reason why Ferreyra hasnt played yet. For those who are going to argue by saying he’s shit despite never seeing him play, remember that he was bought by Shakhtar and scored 6 goals in the champions league last year which is a feat none of our current players have done!

    Hopefully things will come together soon and we could really have a great pair of strikers at our club

  • toonincheek

    Nov 11, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Very strange that there is so little information on Ferreyra.
    There is something more to this.
    Something the club prefers to keep secret.
    Maybe we will find out one day.
    And maybe not.

    I read that Beardo has given good reports on him.
    That must count for something.

  • Thump

    Nov 11, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    Comment #7

    @expat: 24 years average – the same average as our starting XI this year, as it happens.

  • HarriboNo9

    Nov 11, 2014 at 4:58 AM

    Comment #8

    Sick of these people on here saying there now happy with the squad we have and don’t care if we get players in in January. We are no where near a complete squad. We desperately need a world class cb and a striker that can score 20 goals a season, who in our squad could do that now!?
    What happens if dummett and abeid stop playing well ? Pérez still too young and rivierie just not cutting it what will happen then ? Everyone in this blog will then start saying we have a shit squad.
    Look at the squads in this league and look at ours, we are no where near complete, actually worries me how incomplete we actually are 🙁

  • HarriboNo9

    Nov 11, 2014 at 5:03 AM

    Comment #9

    Also I agree with the bloggers that are saying ferreya is good and has huge potential. We have to assume it’s an internal thing like a fight with Pardew because if it was that fact he wasn’t built for epl we would still have seen him get a few more minutes under his belt to make sure before writing him off

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Nov 11, 2014 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #10

    From match day comments outta respect for Remembrance Day…

    15Sgt. Heagerty // Nov 10, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    Alright I’m back lads, the pain from my physical therapy is easier to deal with after a big win for the toon. We have match if the day here stateside but its not the same as in England. NBC does it here and they have the 2 Robbie’s who have always been tools towards newcastle but even they have been giving the props to the toon. It’s nice to see, I just keep thinking about how well we are playing with a team full of new players and youngsters who are starting to gel, plus with all the injuries we have had, if we ever get healthy and de Jong gets back and if we could just make a few solid moves in the transfer market that make us stronger instead of weaker like a solid center half, a midfielder, and a proven goalscorer with the league being in such chaos with the so called big clubs (man ure, the bindippers, spuds, etc) struggling we have a real punchers chance of getting into the champions league…. I know I know I’m getting ahead of myself but its a realistic dream lads and dreams are all we have. Just one taste of newcastle in the champions league and ill be satisfied because I believe if we just hit the champions league jackpot once we will be there 7 outta 10 seasons from then on out because it will further build our brand and Ashley’s and he will either invest the money to keep us there of somebody will see us and buy us and keep us there…. Newcastle is big in America, not like some of the othe big clubs but we need to grow it more here stateside cuz there is big money here with football booming… Alright in rambling and dreaming I’m gonna stop… Howay the lads

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Nov 11, 2014 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #11

    In response to Chris… No disrespect just trying to explain myself on why I focused on honering British military and thank you to the kind comments from several posters on here. Whether we agree on football issues or not I think we all can agree on serious stuff like this. Also whether I’ve bickered with you in the past or not about football no hard feeling we are all just passionate about the toon and want what’s best for our club and if I’ve offendended anyone I apologize. I will continue to back the only football club I’ve ever supported and will try and do better in being open to othe people’s opinions. Toon army 4 life.:: but more importantly much respect again for the British people’s sacrifice and the warriors y’all have sent to battle and it was an absolute honor to serve with them… Hwtl

    27Sgt. Heagerty // Nov 11, 2014 at 6:43 AM


    I was saluting the British military specifically because of rememberence day mate. I agree though respect to all soldiers no matter what nationality or country. As long as they aren’t terrorists or fake soldiers of terrible inhumane oppressive regimes, then they have my respect because soldiers , real soldiers, are men of honor and courage and are to be respected. Especially our (British and American) allies in our latest wars like the Aussies, polish, Koreans,Japanese, Israelis, etc and last but not least the brave men from a small country called Estonia. We had a company of “stones” as we called them (Estonian infantry) attached to my Cavalry unit and they were tough as a 2 dollar steak, brave as any soldiers on earth; tenacious and fierce fighters, loyal, and honerable… Besides the Brits best allies we had… Once again though i spoke mainly about the Brits cuz of Remembrance Day and out of respect for that… God save the Queen and God bless America… And also God; if its not too much a top 4 for the toon lol

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Nov 11, 2014 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Sorry wrong post lads, this was my original post on Remembrance Day…

    First off, would like to pay respect to the people of Great Britain and the brave warriors that have fought in battle side by side with the United States of America in almost every war either of us has fought. I know first hand about the honor, courage, and bravery the British soldiers brought to the battlefield in Afghanistan and Iraq and was honored to fight along side them. England and America good or bad are forever linked as friends and allies. Once again nothing but respect for your country and its military.

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Nov 11, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #13

    Now on to football now that I’ve had to clear up a few comments I thought were appropriate on Remembrance Day. I just felt before football an acknowledgement of the brave British warriors and people was appropriate.

    Also I was told I should use enter more and I’m trying to accommodate even though I’ve been posting here close to 8 years now. Done fighting with toon army comrades. Whether we agree or not we all want to see the toon in the top 4 where a massive club like newcastle united belong. Call me a dreamer but with the so called big clubs struggling like we haven’t seen in along time and the “anybody can beat anybody on any given Saturday” the premier league has become we have a real punchers shot of breaking into top 4. Remember cabella is nowhere near adjusted yet to the league but we are starting to see glimpses and the other great buy we made in siem de Jong has hardly kicked a ball and we have had a walking mash unit for most of the season and still find ourselves level on points with 7th and 3 points off champions league glory.

    All this after the worse possible start imaginable. If we can get healthy or even close to healthy and strengthen the squad by 3 quality players and not lose any big players we could really have a go at champions league football and a cup trophy. Call me a dreamer if you like but the table has never been more favorable for us to do it and if we get in once look out the toon will be a monster club year in year out…


  • mindshaft

    Nov 11, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Looks like we could be looking for a new sponsor in a year or so.
    The FCA ruling announced yesterday comes into effect in Jan meaning Wonga and the like will be restricted to charging 0.08% per day and no more than 100% of total loan.
    To be fair they’ve done okay from a sponsors perspective ,I.e: renamed stadium back, however I for one would be happy to be disassociated from them – surely fatty wouldn’t change the stadium name back to sports direct …. Would he ???

  • mindshaft

    Nov 11, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #15

    Sorry 0.8% per day – its believed that only one high street and 3 online payday loan companies will be able to operate at a profit

  • expatmag

    Nov 11, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #16


    No disrespect mate but we lay off the military stuff because it us saturation coverage over the media at the moment and it is a release to come on here and talk football.

    Just saying like

  • expatmag

    Nov 11, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Wonga is doin a conga straight out the door and will sponsor the club no longa…….lol

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 11, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #18

    Nothing the matter at all with an injured soldier getting a post in –especially at this time -Remembrance Day and the 100 year anniversay of the First World War.
    Expat -what a moaning minnie!

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 11, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #19

    From a thread or two ago, my screen isn’t refreshing page

    Ex pat

    IMO our mini injury crisis has been a bit of a blessing, it’s allowed Ameobi Abeid even Aaron’s get first team football.

    I’ve always criticised Pardew for his selections when injurys mount but this time I’ve had no complaints with his selections. Even though we’ve lost Oba and Aaron’s until dec/jan we still have Ameobi and Cabella plus Rivierre and Gouffran who until a month ago where first choice, not bad considering how paper thin myself and most would consider the squad. The few who are injured should be back in contention around dec/jan just as the gectic period starts and we’ll really need the boost, be like new players

    On Abeid he got a call up to full international squad, Aaron’s was selected for under 21s, not heard anything about injury. Maybe good management and pulled from 21s to give injury time.

    On Ferrays aka The Invisible man aka The Scarlet pimpernel aka lord Lucan, forget about him. Think we loaned a dud.


    He never had a mind to lose.

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 11, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #20
  • expatmag

    Nov 11, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #21


    I have no problem with a “mention” but a several storylines over a couple of threads on a football forum is too much.



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