There is news coming out of Spain today that Arsenal have entered the race to sign Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez after both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have already registered an interest.
Tottenham were reported to have bid £15M for the 22 year-old Spanish striker on the last day of the summer transfer window, but Newcastle turned down that offer.
Ayoze Perez – big clubs interested
In the most recent Fans Forum meeting a couple of weeks ago Lee Charnley reiterated the club had turned down some big offers for their top players over the summer and we assume one of them was the Spurs offer for Perez.
Fichajes in Spain are reporting that Arsenal are now interested in the player who Newcastle signed 17 months ago for just €2M from Tenerife.
Perez is playing up front with Aleksandar Mitrovic at the moment and he´s been in great form over the last four or five games and has 3 goals in 10 appearances for us this season.
Last season he scored 7 goals in 39 appearances and that wasn´t too bad for a player who was signed for Peter Beardsley´s Development squad.
We don´t expect Newcastle to lose any top players in January, but we´re not sure what´s going to happen next summer.
Some of that will depend on where we finish in the Premier League and how successful Steve McClaren and company will be in their first season on Tyneside.
If we can finish in the top ten in the league and get some good players in during the January transfer window our next test will be to keep our top players from leaving the club this summer.
If we are to build a top side again we have to find some way of keeping players like Ayoze Perez at the club.
Giving the youngster a new improved contract soon – would be a big help in keeping Perez on Tyneside.
What do you think?