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.
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?