Newcastle Will Try To Keep Top Youngster This Summer


It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens with 21 year-old Ayoze Perez this summer, because the youngster himself has said he wants to stay at Newcastle.

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Ayoze Perez after scoring at West Brom

Ayoze chose Newcastle over other bigger clubs in the summer, because he thought he would have a better chance of getting first team games on Tyneside, and that’s turned out to be the case, with Perez having already made 29 appearances with five PL goals for the first team.

And interim head coach John Carver has also said that although there’s interest in the Spanish U21 International from side like the two Manchester clubs,  Newcastle intend to keep him this summer:

“I’m not surprised that there is interest. He’s a young lad and an exciting talent,”

“I know for a fact there is interest. You go in coaches’ rooms after games and have a chat. A few people have spoken very highly of him, which is good. I had a good chat with Brian Kidd at Man City about him.”

“He’s made the next step in his career and this is a fantastic place to continue that development.”  “When we signed him, we thought he would have a full season in the under-21 team developing,” 

“He was thrown in at the deep end and he dealt with it. I could see him starting to look a little bit jaded, which is one of the reasons he was taken out of the firing line.”

“He’s got five goals – just behind Papiss (note – Cisse has 11) . I took him out of the firing line and I was right to do so,” 

“Whether he is ready for it at the moment, only time will tell but we’ll find out on Sunday. It has helped him having a bit of a break.”

“There was an awful lot of pressure on this young lad coming from Tenerife and being thrown into our cauldron, as we know it is.”

“But I thought he dealt with it well and it’s part of my job to deal with him and one of the other young players – Adam Armstrong – to make sure they don’t disappear into the wilderness.”

Ayoze is very likely to return to the starting line-up today at Everton, where hopefully we can get only our third win in 11 games under John Carver.

In the summer there is likely to be some bids come in for Perez, and even though the club have said they want to keep Perez on Tyneside, we’ll just have to see if Mike Ashley can resist the money that’s offered for the 21 year-old.

In the past the Newcastle owner has sold a player if the bid is high enough and meets his valuation of the player.

So we suppose that will decide whether he stays of goes – how big the bids will be for a youngster we paid only £1.6M for in the summer, when be bought him from Tenerife.

A £10M offer and we think he’s gone.

What do you think?

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4 comments so far

  • Reyantoon

    Mar 15, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #1

    He won’t go anywhere now, people just scouting his progress..

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 15, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Talking to Brian Kidd and not pellagrini eh johnny boy? About your level though isn’t he. Bet he couldn’t believe you’d got the job, it’d be like him taking over. Lesh used a good comparison – the parkinson theory. Internal hiring to the level of incompetence for that person.

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  • Sav

    Mar 15, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Try? There’s no try about it. We will only sell if Mashley wants to sell. 10 million, 20 million – its just chickenfeed to the FCB anyway.
    We see this club run like some fiendish experiment, one which constantly reduces the rations to the point of starvation to find out how low you can go.

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  • lesh

    Mar 15, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Newcastle will try to keep top youngster this summer’?

    Roughly translated that means Ashley will try to screw as much as he can out of a bidding club before he sells him!

    Shameful. Newcastle United are now human traffickers, buying and selling players with a view to profiting from them.

    Winning trophies is no longer an aim and football a frustratingly necessary sideshow.

    Fans no more than an inconvenience without which there’s be massive cost savings to be had. There’d be no need for a 50000 seater stadium in the centre of the City (just think of the savings on business rates alone) – Ashley could strike a deal with the City to rent a pitch to be used for both playing games and training following the sale of the current facilities.

    Don’t dismiss those possibilities as barmy, I’m sure they’ll have been considered among cost-saving options as well as them being sources of the lucre he cravenly desires.

    Watch this space…..

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