There is news this morning that Manchester United are seriously going to try to bring Newcastle’s 21 year-old Spanish U21 striker Ayoze Perez to Old Trafford this summer.
Ayoze Perez in action at Hull City
And when you consider that Manchester City and Arsenal are also reported to be very keen on the youngster, that could develop a bidding war for the youngster, and when that happens the transfer fee usually goes up.
Mike Ashley thinks running a football club is all about making money (at the expense of the playing squad), and after buying Perez from Tenerife for £1.6M last summer, the English Billionaire will likely think that a £10M offer is something he would have to accept.
That’s because it would be an £8.4M profit on the player over the last 12 months, and that’s £700K a month profit, and that’s the way Ashley thinks – only about money.
So if it’s true that the two Manchester clubs and Arsenal are all interested in Perez, we don’t really see how Newcastle will be able to keep the youngster on Tyneside, even though it’s clear he wants to stay another year at least.
John Carver has said Ayoze will not leave the club this summer, but the head coach doesn’t have the last say on players coming in or going out – Alan Pardew found that out.
It’s Mike Ashley who decides, and for an £8.4M profit in 12 months it will see Mike Ashley selling our very promising striker in the summer.
But before that, Newcastle still have nine games to play in the league and our squad has been further decimated with Coloccini yesterday adding to the misery when he was sent off in the second half, and now he is likely to be suspended for three games.
Newcastle have only one experienced center-back available right now – Mike Williamson – and a good question is how was that ever allowed to happen?
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