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Newcastle Youngster Creating Buzz – We Are Delighted With Him

7:55 pm, Monday, November 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 49 Comments

Ayoze Perez has already improved at Newcastle this season and that adds to his vast improvement last season in his first term at Newcastle United and after struggling for a first team place early in the season his class and goalscoring ability is keeping the experienced Papiss Cisse out of the side.

Not only that but this lad is starting to form a promising partnership with new boy – 21 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic.

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Ayoze Perez – brilliantly shooting home on Saturday

Perez also scored from the only real chance we have at Bournemouth in a game we should not have won – but dogged resistance by our players got us a very valuable 3 points.

We’ll take them.

The news in the Mail today is that  Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque is tracking his progress of the 22 year-old striker and he could soon get a call up for the full Spanish side.

Former Spain under-21 coach Albert Celades had this to say about the Newcastle striker:

“He will definitely keep progressing because he is young and he has the desire to match his talent. He is playing at a very high level now for Newcastle in the Premier League.

“And this year it looks like he is more important and more influential in the play than he was last year.”

“We are delighted to see him developing in this way. We brought him into the under-21 fold and I coached him when he made his debut with us in Hungary.”

“He came with a lot of expectations around him.” “He has been capable of arriving in the Premier League at a very young age, as he did last year at an important club like Newcastle, and play a lot of matches.”

Perez took his tally to three goals this season in just 10 appearances and that compares with seven good goals last season in 39 appearances for the first team.

So since he was signed for €2M (£1.4M) just over a year ago the 22 year-old has scored 10 goals for Newcastle in 49 appearances – and to think he was signed for the Development squad.

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Albert Calades – delighted with Ayoze playing at important club like Newcastle

Ayoze could well turn out to be one of our best ever signings.

He should also realize he is already a very important player at Newcastle – the fans just love him – and he can be one of the key players that can see us have a cracking side again.

Talk of Manchester United and Tottenham being interested in him is just that talk – although we do seem to have turned down a £15M bid from Spurs on the last day of the summer transfer window.

Ayoze would be well advised to stay at Newcastle and rack up those first team games and goals and he can become a full Spanish International before too long.

There may be just a little bit of bias towards Newcastle in that comment.


Comments welcome.

Tags: Ayoze Perez · International break · International News · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Press

49 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Tudor // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    ashley says the price is …………

  • 2 sing in the corner // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    On the subject of midfielders…
    We have one right under our noses.
    I was in the leazes end for a change. This lad stuck out like the dog’s nuts. All action,composed on the ball,spraying passes,winning tackles. And a fabulous left foot from any distance. This was his only 1st team chance as far as I recall. Cabaye was injured. He disappeared again after this great performance, got injured. Now he’s just getting back to fitness again at Wigan. Hope he shows what he can do…

  • 3 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    I’ve liked Perez since he came to us. He’s one of the reasons I think we’ll crush all opposition! Huzzah!!!

  • 4 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Jamie Vardy is right! We are much too good for them!

  • 5 Tsunki // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    My name is Buzz Perez – Space Ranger! – and I come in peace.

  • 6 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    We’re ready for them. All Vardy has is a good football heed, errrm, and tremendous pace…… and errm great vision, and a great deal of cool detachment around the goal. What do we have to worry aboot? 😀

  • 7 jimmysmith // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    What now David Moyes? He has fallen a long way and wouldn’t get a job at a club like Everton nowadays, you’d have to think. Poor choices? Contrast his with Pardew’s star at the moment. Things change quickly in football, but he’s had a tough couple of years and you suspect he’ll struggle to get back.

  • 8 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Put a couple of Belgian midget strikers on Vardy and we’ll own him. One midget per kneecap should be enough! Huzzah!!!

  • 9 The Newcastle Armchair // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Article in the telegraph that man u want Perez in january. Bye bye if they want him.

    I’d happily take 25-30m for him as long as it is re invested, either way keeping him for another 3 year would be ideal.

  • 10 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Ladies, have you got a headache? Take 2 Belgian midget strikers and go to bed. Call me if you have any complaints in the morning!

  • 11 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    I was watching some very humourous comedy last night. It has motivated me tremendously! Huzzah!!!

  • 12 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Agree with Catchy re SdJ. He is a teddy sheringham type player – and as intelligent too

    Perez wud be best staying with us at least another full season after this one – he’ll only bench warm at a top 4 club.

  • 13 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    David Moyes will be begging us for a coaching position next! Eat your heart out Moyes. A top club like us has no room for you!

  • 14 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    I had a dream last night that Mitro gets a full breakaway against Leicester but then his shorts fall down and he does a face plant 30 yards from goal. What does that mean? Is it a bad omen?

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Teddy Sheringham, nah he wears tweed coats with leather elbow patches and Pardew glasses, Teddy smurked tabs with his arms round a couple of page three lasses after a stint in the dentists chair !

  • 16 Transfer Sage // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    I like Perez but he’s not ready for a top club, I think he’d fade away into the background.

    He still needs to really drive when running into space after beating a man and get some venom in his shots. If he does this he had the potential to be top level.

  • 17 Transfer Sage // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    I personally think moyes would walk into a lot of premier league clubs. If Allerdyce can then moyes certainly can.

    He’s a good manager. Everton weren’t a bad side to watch. Pacey wingers with decent passing in midfield with a strong forward. I personally enjoyed watching them.

    Prefer teams which are all action and not this modern approach where many teams think they are Barcelona because they string 500 passes together in their own half.

  • 18 stephen1971 // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    get the lad tied up in a big contract, if we have 11 players with his work ethic and attitude then we,ll be in the top 4 every season, i,d be sad to see the lad leave but you know how the board works with buying and selling, they really need to renew the lads contract now or he,s gone

  • 19 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    But we are putting on a tremendous surge right now transfer mate. We can’t just hire Moyes as a coach. Tea lady, possibly. But he would have to wear a Colo wig and agree with everything Steve says. Harrumph!

  • 20 mattyNUFC // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    how is everyone coming up with these assertions about De Jong?

    All he’s offered up are completely underwhelming cameos. this talk of what a player he used to be is all unfounded.

    most people are moulding him into what they think he ought to be, or were told he was. Bottom line, he’s too slow and and taking up space on our wage bill and bench

  • 21 expatmag // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    It is such a shame we are discussing WHEN to sell one of our top prospects instead of building a future champions league qualifying team around such talents as Armstrong Perez Mitrovic Mbemba Wijnaldum Woodman and Aarons.

    We are just a feeder club.

  • 22 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    And he eats too much Stilton and chocolate matty mate. Harrumph.

  • 23 toon kk // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Perez is a verygood player at Newcastle, among alot of mainly average at best squad members.
    Put him at a top club he’d be lucky to make the bench, so he has a long way to go, but he definitely has potential to top up MA bank balance.

  • 24 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Just listening to Mariusz Goli. Very motivating.

  • 25 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    It makes we want to skydive into Ashley’s castle and fong the bejesus out of him!

  • 26 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Jack Man Friday can really play as well. YouTube this lad.

  • 27 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    I once saw two men walking abreast. That really gave me a shock! 😯

  • 28 GeordieTwo // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    I mean why were they walking abreast? Was it some kind of sexist comment or something? Hmmm…..

  • 29 jimmysmith // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Perez runs about. It’s a big part of his game. You’d hope he recognises this and doesn’t do less of it as he establishes himself. Look at Suarez, it’s the running he does, even with all that talent, that makes him so special.

  • 30 lochinvar // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Tsunki @5

    Exactly my thoughts.

    Buzz Lightyear and ” Toon Story” = the big film hit this christmas

  • 31 Munster Mag // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Marvellous player – maybe the best we have, he’s that good. He also puts in a lot of running during a game. Just like all good players do now. Numpties on here go on about HBA, but he wont fulfil his promise because
    A. He is lazy
    B. He has attitude problems
    Can you imagine HBA getting in a Klopp or Potteccino team with their huge energy? Not a prayer. Gotta say I really like Pottecino, top coach.
    Perez will fulfill his potential, but not with us sadly! Just hope we keep him for now and get 30 million in a year or two, and but 3 good players with pace, physicality and a desire to self improve when that sale happens.

  • 32 Tsunki // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Munster maybe hba wouldn’t get in those teams, but he evidently can get in others. Perhaps the French national side. Not a great advert I know, but still…

    As for Ayoze, I really like him, can play tricky one twos with the right fool ( Nitro seems to be forming a bit of a pairing) and his work rate is impressive. He’d be way better if he didn’t have to work so hard making up for the lack of service from our dismally shocking midfield. BUT… he does have a weak shot and maybe even not that good a placer of the ball as a striker should be, and he is as robust as a blade of grass. He was being blown off the ball by Bournemouth players the other day quite easily. This isn’t due to lack of strength, it’s due to lack of foresight, timing and anticipation. Much to learn.

  • 33 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Sing the corner

    comments like yours sometimes get ignored or not taken up on if they are not trying to be provocative.

    I can see what you are saying about Vukic, he had a good spell at Rangers and given a decent chance could tick a lot of boxes for us. (my wife loves that phrase in those house programmes, her one weakness in dumbing down TV)

    My keyboard gremlin is acting up again so please ignore any grammatical errors, also I’ve had a few shots of rum, so it could be that!!

  • 34 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Fun at Rangers with a boycott of the fat man’s merchandising contract

  • 35 lesh // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:13 PM

    Perez’s playing at a very high level with Newcastle United?

    Is he? Where are we? 17th?

    Yup I know…….

  • 36 sing in the corner // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Essex GB
    Ha ha well spotted mate, divvent worry I don’t take it personally 🙂
    But this Vuckic thing is a bit of a crusade of mine. Every now and then a player drifts past who really catches the eye and he lit the place up that night when he came in due to Cabaye injury. I understand the argument that he has had plenty of time to prove himself but just think you have to polish these diamonds when you find them. He’s gonna pop up somewhere sometime and I hope it’s with us. He was like a younger, dare I say it, Gary Speed that night (God rest his soul) and never got another chance.

  • 37 BandB // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:17 PM


    Hatem Ben Arfa is gone.
    He won’t come back.
    A bit like Pardew.
    You know how your argument on that one runs, don’t you?
    “I’m not saying he was the greatest…blah, blah, blah…but show a bit of respect……blah, blah, blah.”
    Seems to me you are drawing different conclusions from the same argument.
    And don’t you just take it for granted we are all numpties on here?
    You and I included.

  • 38 Tsunki // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Interesting aerial, angels… some on here though won’t hear a bad word about our jolly owner, even if Rangers are only getting 5% of club shop sales from SD while they post losses of £7.5m for the year. Mike’s only got their best interests at heart. Or is it he’s only got their heart for his best Interest?

    Of course…Ha ha… that would never happen here!

  • 39 Tsunki // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Sitc to be fair I’ve written him off a while back but looking back at him, Pardew stuck him in unprepared against Liverpool and he struggled badly. Hung out to dry really since then injuries have really held him back. He was one of those once destined for great things.

  • 40 Tsunki // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Aerial = article. Tsk tsk.

  • 41 lesh // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:28 PM


    That dream of yours speaks volumes.

    Cut out the late-night cheese toasties!

  • 42 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Sing in the corner

    Has he had a lot of chances to prove himself, I don’t see that myself.

    Problem with our team is that we always seem to be in a situation where players cannot be given those chances.

    Of course his injuries at the curse ridden training ground don’t help.

    And if I was wasn’t being very vigilant in watching my spelling and grammar my comments would be rubbish. 🙂

  • 43 BandB // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    From Angels’ article……..

    Llambias told the Rangers Fans Board the intention was to put Ibrox club “into the Sports Direct machine”.

    I think I saw that machine in “A Close Shave.”

  • 44 BandB // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Didn’t Ashley play the dog?

  • 45 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    And by the way HBA has gone so why not leave that particular doggy chew alone.

    Vukic is still with us why not comment on Sing’s comment’s.

    Sing, is that a Chinese name?

    Forgive me, I am tipsy!!

  • 46 Essex Geordie Bill // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:48 PM


    From what I’ve seen on u-tube there are some very good pooch footballers, we could do worse

  • 47 Jib // Nov 9, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    I take it you mean Preston the sheep rustling dog and not Gromit ?

  • 48 Tsunki // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Preston was a robot.

    Welcome my son,
    To the machine.
    What did you dream?
    it’s all right
    We told you what to dream.

  • 49 AndyMac // Nov 9, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Perez ? Sell him now and lose out on the millions in two/three years time. Tis the Fatman way after all ??

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