This Player Is Thriving in His New Role At Newcastle

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.

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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.


Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Sperz are not a big club – they might have money (it’s all property I suspect) but they ain’t big hitters like ManU, Citeh, Chelski,PSG, Barca etc.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    An impact player?? Not sure about that, if anything he has looked like a player that needs to grow into a game here, not an impact one. Also,

    “He can keep possession. He’s that good a player.”

    Setting the bar pretty low. I’d like to think that if you made it to Premier league level you could keep possession, surely that is a pre-requisite, not something to demonstrate how good they are.

    For what its worth, I think he is a good player, whether he fits into how we are currently playing is a totally different question.

  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Perez could be a big player for us only if Ashley’s ambition to take the club up a notch is proven and satisfies his or any good player’s ambitions.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Spuds have a young squad that is growing and developing. Perez would likely thrive in the environment there, more so than here. Still, he is ours, and is one of the few that is completely indispensable if this team is to develop.

  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Sorry Jesper I thought you were commenting on Ed’s words not McClaren’s.
    Grovel grovel

  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Things that may make Perez decide to leave.

    1 Spuds have a Spanish speaking Head coach

    2 He has a non playing brother with him for companionship who could fancy the diversions of the big city.

    3 Spuds postion in the League

    4 More salary plus a cut of the transfer fee.

    Factors keeping him here.

    1 When he was younger he turned down moves to big clubs in Spain.

    2 He gets regular footy here

    3 He knows he is loved here

    Last Spring when there was similar speculation his agent Olaf Bonales said

    “There is no need to change clubs, everything will happen naturally. Right now it is better that he is relaxed.”
    “At the moment I do not think so but who knows what will happen? We prefer to remain in England and he (Perez) still has over four years on his contract with Newcastle.”

    He now has 3 years 8 months on his contract but little else has changed.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Jeff…there’s a reason why you run in to trouble with me and some other posters…

    …if you want to fit in and be s part of the blog community then reflect on the pointers we give you more or less everyday and maybe even take something in to consideration.

    Then you and I will be good!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #8

    I doubt he will leave for Spuds, but I’m fairly certain that 2 and 3 on reasons not to leave won’t be too difficult for him to achieve at Spuds/elsewhere.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Linking this thread to the previous one about de Jong. Totally different styles of player, but maybe it has to be one or the other? If we accept that Mitrovic, Gini and Sissoko are first line choices, that really only leaves one spot for another primarily attacking player, which is Perez on current form. I could see de Jong being effective playing with Mitrovic in the same way that Nolan was with Carroll, but where would that leave Perez? De Jong is a high quality player who has the ability to be successful in the Premier League but he is one of the long line of players signed “ad hoc” by Charnley and Carr. In other words it seemed like a good deal so we’ll take it, without there being an intelligently conceived plan about where he would fit in to the team. McLaren clearly has no idea where or how to use him in the current scheme of things and to be fair that’s not his fault either.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 12, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Wider with Sissoko on the bench.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Nov 12, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Can’t see Sissoko being benched Lillo. He frustrates me as much as anybody but you can’t deny his speed and power which is a pretty special commodity. The problem as I see it is really the unbalanced squad. Two of Colback, Anita and Tiote are probably going to play every week. I’d be happy to see the back of all of them. But you can’t really fit Perez, de Jong and Perez into the same team – all much more talented players, albeit in different roles of course. It’s an awkward mix.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 12, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #12

    Neither can I, sadly. Yeah, 2 of those 3 are likely to start. That is why centre mid would be my number 1 priority in Jan!

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Nov 12, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #13

    Perez, de Jong and Sissoko that was supposed to be.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 12, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #14

    But you are right, it is difficult to get 2 Perez’ in the team as well currently!

  • nufc 11

    Nov 12, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #15

    The MA PR team are in full swing perez this, perez that trying to generate enough interest form the big EPL teams so to get a bidding war going. Leave the fcuking kid alone let him develop at a club where he plays every week. Sooner or later hell make a full spanish squad and real and barca will want him so dont be in any rush to sell this lad MA lay off. World wide their is a lack of strikers make him priceless and someone will have to pay a kings ransom of 40 million plus someday like liverpool did with Suarez.


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