One of the real successes at Newcastle last season – and there weren’t too many – was 21 year-old Ayoze Perez who scored seven Premier League goals for us in what was supposed to be a season for him with the Development squad under Peter Beardsley.
Ayoze finished second in our Man of the Match poll to Daryl Janmaat, who was another great signing for us last summer.
Ayoze Perez – great season last term
And while Newcastle have not been getting a lot of positive press lately, Ayoze is telling everybody on his Twitter account that his dream started last summer, when he joined Newcastle United.
This is what tweet Ayoze has sent out:
— Ayoze Perez (@AyozePG) June 5, 2015
It’s not surprising that Ayoze is an extremely popular youngster on Tyneside, and while it was unusual for Perez not to play in our final game – he appeared 39 times for the first team last season – that didn’t stop him from saying what the highlight of the season was for him:
“My favorite moment of the season, the best moment undoubtedly the last game….very emotional, especially when we scored the two goals.”
“It felt great and it was very emotional on a personal level, despite all the troubles we went through in the season, the fans always stayed with us, supporting us right through to the end.”
“We managed to get the energy from them to get through this season.”
The youngster doesn’t want to leave Newcastle, and there are high hopes the 5’11” Spanish U21 International striker can become a star player in the future for Newcastle.
And there’s nothing we saw last year from the 21 year-old that says he cannot do just that.
And when you think he can already do a great Geordie accent – what more could you ask of Ayoze?
He’s a smashing lad.