There are reports coming out of Spain that both Arsenal and Manchester United are looking to put in bids for Newcastle’s 21 year-old top striker Ayoze Perez in January.
Ayoze Perez – in great form this season for Newcastle United
The 21 year-old have been a huge success at Newcastle this season, after we paid only €2M for him from Tenerife in the summer – and we suppose he’s another great find by Chief Scout Graham Carr and his team.
Perez has not only been in excellent form but he’s also been very consistent for one with so little experience in the Premier League, and he has 5 Premier league goals in 19 appearances for the Magpies and that’s with only 11 starts.
The reports suggest that Moussa Sissoko will not be the only Newcastle player that big clubs (PSG and Arsenal in Moussa’s case) will bid for this January, and it will be interesting to see how much they think the youngster is worth, since he’s been improving all season.
But Newcastle are not a club that can hold onto their top stars any more, and Mike Ashley will have a price he wants for the youngster, and if a club comes in and meets that price – he’s gone.
It’s really as simple as that, and if that impacts the team negatively – well so be it – because finances are king at Newcastle with banker Ashley in charge.
Newcastle have sold Yohan Cabaye last January and Demba Ba the January before that, so it would be no big surprise if a top player leaves Newcastle United this month.
We thought it would be Moussa Sissoko – but maybe it will be the 21 year-old striker – or maybe both?
That would make the finances look really good.
However, it will be interesting to see if Mike Ashley behaves himself this January transfer window, and refuses to sell top players, so he can persuade a decent coach to join the club to replace Alan Pardew – who seems to have sickened of the shackles put on him by the frugal owner.
But if Mike Ashley does sell either Moussa or Ayoze or both in this January transfer window, it’s going to be really difficult to get a good coach at Newcastle, when the owner has a bad habit of keep selling our best players and weakening the squad.
It’s hard to be successful in an environment like that – but in all honesty – that’s what it’s like at Newcastle under Ashley.
I’m not making this up. 😀
What do you think?
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