This Is Good News For Newcastle Fans

There’s good news this morning on the supposed £15M deal that could take Ayoze Perez to Tottenham – which was all over the internet late last night.

The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle have said he is not for sale and that the club have no intention of selling him.

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The goal of the season at West Brom
What a goal!

That’s good news because if the report of a £15M bid is true owner Mike Ashley has a bad habit of selling, especially for such a big fee, which if it went through is would be £14M profit in one year.

But it seems Ashley is now more intent on building up a good team,  and not in simply making Newcastle’s financial results look stellar.

We hope that’s true,  and if we can last out  today without any of our top players leaving.

If that happens Newcastle will have strengthened the squad with four new first team players, and also kept some of our starters from last year as back up.

In other words we should have our strongest squad for at least three years.

Ayoze Perez was signed by Newcastle for €2M last summer (at the time worth around £1.4M) from Tenerife, and the young Spaniard has turned out to be a real bargain buy, and Ayoze is also very well liked by Newcastle fans.

He seems to be a top class professional and just loves things at Newcastle.

The quote used in the Chronicle is that Tottenham’s interest in Perez is total rubbish, and as we said last night, it’s not unusual for deals to simply be made up in the waning hours of the transfer window.

The report was in the Mail, and they said Spurs had approached Newcastle over the weekend on the proposed deal, after they failed to sign Saido Berahino from West Brom.

The last day of the window is typically crazy, as Sky Sports and others are keen on big deals going through – any deals going through.

The way Sky Sports reports these things would be a good dictionary definition of (total) hype.

Anyway, it’s good that Ayoze doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

If Perez is used up front by Newcastle this season he would do very well, and maybe as the season progresses, Steve McClaren will need to use the young Spanish striker a lot more.

Perez is a very talented footballer, and a smashing lad.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 1, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Austin to stay at QPR and won’t be leaving today, hmmm.

  • John Tudor

    Sep 1, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    so speaketh the cronic
    as they did about a certain ac

  • expatmag

    Sep 1, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #3

    But will he sign a new deal there?

    One hell of a risk if he doesnt especially if he wants to get into the euros with England.

    QPR getting promoted without him is a no no.

  • lochinvar

    Sep 1, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    The Mail rumour mongers probably started all this just to help Spuds try to secure their target of Berahinio from WBA. by scaring them into thinking they might loose that deal if Perez is in their sights.
    It’s junk.
    As Queen Vic said, “one is not amused”
    Also as the Mirror is the only approved NUFC media partner what do we expect – every other title just makes stuff up – its so transparent and relegates their papers to fish and chip wrappers. Beyond boring now.

  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Whenever McClaren is interviewed and he lists his top class players he invariably mentions Ayoze

  • Mag52

    Sep 1, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    The Perez episode – smoke and mirrors.

  • hibbit

    Sep 1, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #7

    levy pulling the strings here spurs know what they want and its not perez

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 1, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Dont know what truth is in this..

    Mirror reporting we are in for a Leeds player..

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Sep 1, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Chron story from twitter.

    Dummet to Palace. I’d say go ahead of we were going to replace him with a quality LB, or even another good CB who can play LB (i know utility players are not ideal but it would be “like for like” since dummet is one.

  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10


    To suggest that the club is behind a story in the Mail is taking a walk on the beach on Fantasy Island .

    The Mail hates Ashleys guts.

    The article is by Cambridge student and part time web journo – Adam Crafton who once wrote an article about seeing the balls spin at a CL draw in Geneva.

    You should seek help immediately

  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 1, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Morning all,

    I couldn’t possibly miss our first transfer deadline day, under our new club direction of “To definitely win something and (by the way, I won’t be selling (the club) until I do)” and “From this day forward we will be making our own luck.”

    Who is feeling lucky?

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 1, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Pardew after Dummett apparantly.

  • Sav

    Sep 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #13

    Perhaps now Perez will be valued by the current coaching team and get some starts as he combines skills with hard graft and does not pick up senseless cards. This lad is the future, if we are to have one.
    Glad to see Jonas has been signed up by Deportivo la Coruna. Good luck to him!


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