Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is surprised that Ayoze Perez has come through at Newcastle so quickly this season, and for the fourth game running yesterday at Old Trafford, the 21 year-old was our Man of the Match – and he captured 80% of the vote.
Perez in action at Old Trafford
And Alan Pardew has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson was impressed by what he saw from the 21 year-old Spaniard yesterday and so is the Newcastle manager:
“He has surprised me at how good he has been. He is a real talent.” “I have been fortunate to work with some really good strikers.”
“I think of Tevez, Sheringham, Dean Ashton, and he has got faster feet than all three of them.”
“And the work ethic he has put in for the team as well, if he progresses like he is, we don’t know where he’ll end up.”
“I was lucky enough to have a quick glass of wine with Sir Alex on Boxing Day, and he caught his eye.”
Ayoze Perez joins a long list of great Newcastle signings we have brought into the club recently for peanuts – to use Joey Barton’s words.
Ayoze has already played 20 times for Newcastle and he’s scored four Premier League goals, and is improving with almost every game.
The former Tenerife striker cost Newcastle only £2M (£1.4M), and after his performances this season, he’s worth a lot more than that.
Shortly the question will be – can we keep him at Newcastle?
Alan says above – “if he progresses like he is, we don’t know where he’ll end up.”
Manchester United perhaps?
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