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.
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.
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.