News today that Ayoze Perez has won another award after making a great start to his football career at Newcastle United, and he’s scored 5 Premier League goals in 29 appearances so far this season for the first team, and hopefully in the last ten games he can notch a few more goals in Cisse’s absence.
Ayoze Perez – with his award
Ayoze was back in Spain this week and yesterday he received the Mejor Deportista Tinerfeño de 2014 Trophy (2014 best athlete trophy Tenerife) at the Asociación de la Prensa Deportiva de Tenerife’s (Sports Press Association of Tenerife) annual gala dinner.
The prize as the title suggests is awarded to Tenerife’s Sportsman of the Year and Perez was a good choice with the youngster doing so well on Tyneside in his very first, of hopefully many seasons at Newcastle.
Ayoze has won two Spanish U21 caps since he signed on at Newcastle, and in late October the young Newcastle striker was awarded two trophies as the Best Breakthrough Player and Best Attacking Midfielder in the second division of the Spanish League – so this is his third trophy.
Perez was signed from Tenerife for €2M in the summer, after he chose Newcastle over some top Spanish clubs, but at the time it was stressed he was one for the future, and was expected to play in the U21 side as he got up to speed on Tyneside.
But Ayoze was almost immediately put into the first team, and he has really never looked back since.
The other thing we like about the youngster is that he has a great attitude and he seems to understand he has to train hard and he has already bulked up so he can put up with the very physical nature of the game in England.
It’s great that Perez has picked up this award – and we hope he gets many more down the road.
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