Ayoze Perez has been one of our best players this season after he immediately broke through last year in his first season on Tyneside and managed to play 39 times for the first team with 7 goals even though he initially was brought in for the Development squad.
Ayoze has been one of our best buys for a long time and we suppose it’s not too surprising that big clubs like Manchester United and Tottenham are taking a big interest in him.
Ayoze Perez – having another good season
Ayoze is playing up front with Aleksandar Mitrovic in a new-look attack and he´s played very well for Newcastle since he has started in that position – in fact in the last four games we have a good 7 points – and two wins.
Two wins in the last four games is not too bad at all when you think we have only had five league wins all year in 31 games.
This is what Steve McClaren has said in the Chronicle today about the 22 year-old:
“One of the players that has come out is Ayo Perez. We have found a good little position and he’s thriving in it. He has come out of his shell.”
“You go into any club and they will want a player who fans will want their name on the back of their shirt, they are heroes to the young fans. If we can get that it’s great.”
“You look at Wijnaldum too, he’s another great example to follow. Ayo is similar.” “What Ayo has done is, he’s been good on the ball but he’s been good off it.
“He has been terrific off the ball. He loses the ball in training but he gets it back.” “He doesn’t get it back in a normal way, he’s a bit of a pest.”
“And he wraps his leg around you and takes the ball.”
We had an article out yesterday that with some big clubs starting to become interested in him it would be a good time for Newcastle to offer the lad a new improved contract for say five years – so we have some chance to keep him at the club.
Ayoze seems to love things at Newcastle and he already is a huge favorite with the fans – and he wants to play first team football.
So we probably have a decent chance of persuading the lad to stay on Tyneside as we build a good side that could even win something for the first time in at least 47 years.
One of the very good things about Perez’ game is that not only can he score goals out of the blue as he did last Saturday at Bournemouth – but he works his socks off for the team.
He could be a great player for us in the future – he´s not too bad right now.