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Newcastle Cannot Lose This Player In January And Stay Up

8:36 am, Friday, October 16th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Tottenham made an attempt late in last summer´s transfer window to sign the impressive Ayoze Perez, but Newcastle turned down the substantial offer.

And over the last few days there has been news that Manchester United are interested in the Spanish U20 International striker and want to sign him in January

ayoze perez after socring first goal

Ayoze Perez – going nowhere

The Tottenham bid was supposed to be for £15M and most of us held our breath because we know that owner Mike Ashley likes to cash in on the players.

That was a decent offer for Perez who we paid €2M (£1.4M) for just over a year ago when we signed him from Tenerife.

So that was a massive £13.6M profit on the player in just one year – over £1M a month – good financial figures  – but Ashley refused to sell.

Ayoze had offers from both Real Madrid and Barcelona before he signed on at Newcastle,  so it´s probably not surprising that another top European club have become interested in the player.

The 22 year-old has scored 8 goals in 44 appearances for the team and he is first choice and his partnership with new arrival Aleksandar Mitrovic looks very promising.

Ayoze has come on in leaps and bounds at Newcastle.

If Manchester United do come in for him in January we have to resist their offer – and Ashley only has to look at the bigger picture and the money we lose if we are relegated this season.

This season Newcastle will probably get around £80M from the Premier League next May, but next season is the first year of the massive £5.1B three year TV deal – and that figure goes up 70% to around £135M.

So transfer fees we receive from players have to be put into that overall context – and we must stay in the Premier League.

Ayoze Perez can help us do that and we cannot afford to let this lad leave in January.

In fact it’s looking like we have to strengthen our squad significantly in January if we are to survive this season – not weaken it as we managed to do last January and almost paid for that with relegation last May.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Ayoze Perez · Contracts · Financials · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mag52 // Oct 16, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    The way the club deal with the understandable interest from the ambitious teams in the premiership regarding Perez will give us another insight in how far (if at all) Ashley did turn over a new leaf at the beginning of this season.

  • 2 The next Mike Williamson // Oct 16, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Maybe Ashley was hanging on til January when ayoze will probably be worth more and his replacement austin will be worth less

  • 3 Toon-Prodigy // Oct 16, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    I’d love to see a foward 3 of Mitrovic Austin and Perez

  • 4 The next Mike Williamson // Oct 16, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    he’d probably get more games at Tottenham, we have a shameful record for developing youths. dele alli is looking great at spurs but if we’d got him he’d no doubt be sitting in Beardsleys reserves rotting.

  • 5 nufc 11 // Oct 16, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    They will sell and waste the money on thauvin type players classic nufc. If the tv money will be close to 100million next season you’d think they would be building a team around Perez rather than selling to the highest bidder they ent need to sell anyone.

  • 6 BarcelonaMag // Oct 16, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Ayoze has been about the only real positive last season and this. Sadly, it isn’t going to take him long to figure out that the club is just drifting along, ambitionless and badly managed. When that happens, who can blame him for packing his bags?

  • 7 lochinvar // Oct 16, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Any suggestion that we would entertain selling Perez would be a further signal by Ashley ,Charnley and McLaren of abdication.

    As the world knows we are in a mess now ( even if its still preseason according to Steve ) and selling the last piece of the family silver would be the end of our season tickets as I have no intention of watching Championship football because of the actions of the Board.

  • 8 Sav // Oct 16, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    We won’t be needing the quality of players like Ayoze where we’re heading.

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