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.
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.