Reports Newcastle To Lose Top Young Star In January

After Ayoze Perez scored again for Newcastle yesterday for his second Premier League goal of the season in the 6-2 romp over Norwich City, it´s maybe not too surprising there are reports he could leave Newcastle in January.

There´s not too many players who could have scored from the inside-right position he was in during that first half to put Newcastle 3-1 up and after his first shot had been blocked he drilled the ball home in great style.

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Ayoze Perez scoring yesterday for Newcastle – look at that technique

Sources in Spain are reporting today that Tottenham are going to join the race to  sign the highly-rated striker in January.

We signed Perez from Tenerife a year ago for around £1.4M for Peter Beardsley´s Development squad, but he was immediately put in the first team squad and scored 7 goals in 39 appearances for us last season and  improved dramatically.

And this season he is continuing to improve and is forming a good budding partnership with new boy Aleksandar Mitrovic and is keeping Papiss Cisse on the bench.

Newcastle have been struggling this season, but there were good signs that at least we can score some goals,  even though  our defense yesterday  again looked wide open – especially in that first half.

Better sides than Norwich would have capitalized on those wide open spaces in the first 45 minutes although we did tighten things up a bit in the second half.

Newcastle would be stupid to let this lad leave in January or anytime soon, and what we should be doing is giving the lad a new improved contract to keep him at the club for the long term.

Hopefully, owner Mike Ashley is now all about trying to build a really good team on Tyneside and not trying to make too much money on players coming and going at the club.

As long as we stay in the Premier League there will be plenty of money in Newcastle´s coffers – around £140M a year starting next season to be more precise.

Ayoze Perez has scored two goals in nine games so far this season for Newcastle and he´s looking really good and can still improve.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • funguswatty

    Oct 19, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Can,t see it AS spurs made a big bid in the summer and that was turned down so hopfully same will happen in jan even if it Man U or city as he must know that moving from us will mean a place on a bench more times than on the pitch playing

  • sparky55

    Oct 19, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    I haven’t said anything since the match yesterday for a variety of reasons but we still have a lot to be worried about.

    We were winning just before half time 3-2 and when the camera’s scanned around the crowd you could see it in the faces of the supporters…they were all sh!t scared we could easily lose the game.

    Norwich came out and dominated us for 20 minutes before we got the fourth…the crowd relived but still worried….then we thankfully put the game to bed.

    The crowd were worried for the same reason I am…we are so bad defensively we will need to score 3 goals a game to win a game on the basis we’ve conceded an average of 2 goals a game.

    The avalanche of goals we thankfully got yesterday will not come every week…there is no way we’ll come up against another defence as poor as norwich’s again this season and there is no way we’ll score 3 every game to make sure we’ll win a game and climb the table to any reasonable extent.

    Winjy was lazy getting back, sissoko down right irresponsible…Dummet is not a left back, he’s a centre half, Janmaat was simply dreadful, Colo is so easily dominated and so poor positionally it’s a worry and the Anita / Colback combo is not working and Tiote is not the answer…not with Colback anyway.

    However a great result and a great day…but the problems are still there and we still have plenty to be worried about because we don’t have the right people in the right places who can defend.

    Still relegation fodder in my book.

  • expatmag

    Oct 19, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Forget Spurs.

    If he leaves us, it will be only for a CL team and not a bunch of posers like those cockney tosspots.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 19, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4


    You were lucky in the rugby against Scotland.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 19, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Not sure Perez would move in January, and I’d expect it would have tone a very substantial bid for our board to be interested. He has an outside chance of forcing his way in to Spain’s Euro squad if he has an excellent season. I think he realises that there will be plenty of opportunities to play for more successful clubs in the future if he continues to develop here.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 19, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    *would have to be

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 19, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Put your players ratings for yesterday game on The Mag – interesting

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 19, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Rossler sacked at Leeds

  • TroubledToon

    Oct 19, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #9

    We need to retain him desperately. He’s been a revelation.. One of the few bright spots in last years dismal campaign…. If we lose him, then finding the consistency upfront will be a challenge

  • lesh

    Oct 19, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Sell him and it’ll spark off fan resentment again, big time!

    It’d be a grave mistake selling him at this stage – especially to a club like Tottenham! He should be tied down long term and if it’s clear we can’t satisfy his ambitions in future and the likes of Barca or Real Madrid are sniffing and make an offer we can’t refuse, then there’ll be no choice but to let him go.

    It’s really up to the Club to try to satisfy his, other top players and the fans’ aspirations. Perez, Gini et al could be the Club’s stepping stones to the upper echelons of European football and they shouldn’t be cashed in for short-term profit.

    It’s up to Ashley to back his May statements of intent by keeping lads such as Perez and build on the foundations they represent.

  • goommy

    Oct 19, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #11

    No, not this 1-2 years. This lad was smart.

  • Toon_Doc

    Oct 19, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #12

    McLaren will not let him leave. Still improving, can play in 3 different positions and gives 110% every single time he puts on the jersey, if anything he is one of the players that should have a team built around him, he is that important and always says how grateful he is for getting his PL chance with Newcastle.
    Sissoko maybe but offer in £15m+ region and personally would snap the hand off Aresene Wenger when they make official bid in January. Matip looks likely, plus Charlie Adams. There will be big changes in January and rightly so. Use the January window as our summer, get mid table and wait until after Euros for the scramble to players who have a half decent competition. All going to plan we can have a solid team, Janmaat as captain (or maybe even Wijnaldum??)

    Colo is not at the races anymore, no confidence, no voice, no leadership, we literally begged him to stay and have paid the price. S.Taylor and our legend in the making would have been formidable, we are still lacking passionate players but Perez is the example of exactly that and should be offered a reward for his professionalism and guts. I think we are VERY lucky the bumper payment is coming to Cashley, he doesn’t need to profit from selling our players, the disgusting amounts coming from media are doing the dirty work for us. We may even progress as a football club……… stranger things have happened

  • toonluvva

    Oct 19, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #13

    I can honestly see Mr Ashley and Mr Charnley selling Perez so that they can bank a quick profit.

    They have no idea of how football works, that is to say building a decent squad and actually competing to win things.

    We need to keep Perez to bolster our team. If in a few years time a decent european club comes along and offers silly money, then perhaps it might be time to let him go off and win things.


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