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This Player Can Achieve His Dreams At Newcastle

9:16 am, Saturday, November 14th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 30 Comments

Ayoze Perez is again one of Newcastle’s best players so far this season and he continues to improve as he did through his maiden season at Newcastle last term.

The 22 year-old striker is attracting interest from some top clubs – Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal are all said to be interested in signing him next summer.

There’s just no way Newcastle will let the youngster leave in January,  but we could have difficulty holding onto him in the summer.

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Ayoze Perez – A Spanish cap is his dream

This is what the player said yesterday on the Newcastle web-site – talking initially about the Spanish side who played England in a friendly in Alicante in south-east Spain last night:

“It’s good to see the squad and the many options available as we get ready for the Euros.”

“Some pieces are changing in the Spain team and there are young players coming through with a lot of quality.”

“It’s a dream for me to receive a Spain cap. It’s something that I would like to get.” “I’m on the way to achieving it – but I have to keep working like I’m doing and scoring goals is the key.”

“Hopefully one day I can say I have made my debut with Spain.” “It’s special. There are many quality players on both teams. It’s going to be a really good game.

“The perception I think in Spain is we see better quality from England now. They have better quality players than before.

“They have top players who can make a difference. But we have them too so the game tonight is going to be interesting.”

Spain beat England 2-0 last night and that was England’s first defeat in 16 games and two late goals from Perez Martinez (72 mins) and Cazorla (84 mins) was the difference in the teams.

Spain were the better side on the night.

Ayoze Perez should realize that playing regularly at Newcastle gives him every chance to reach his dream of being capped bu Spain – as difficult as that is with all the talent they have available.

Ayoze can achieve all his football dreams if he stays on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Ayoze Perez · Euro 2016 · International break · International News · Premier League

30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Nov 14, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Ed, as you probably know from business, successful firms perpetuate success because they continue to attract the best. Average ones attract average employees, and so on.

    So: the only way that NUFC has, to attract top players is to pay over the odds. How to keep them, you ask. Long term good contracts with high get out clauses, like in Germany. Still, there’s a risk there that you end up with duds (e.g. SDJ, Ober.) that you are stuck with and takes up places.

    On the permacrocks Taylor and Rolando, release with some severance pay, in order to free up more spaces. We still lack depth. We lose one of those top front 4 and we are in trouble (even more).

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    If Perez’ dream is finishing between 14-17 each season and occasionally flirt with relegation then yes he can achieve his dreams here!

    Tsunki…you are welcome mate!

  • 3 Jib // Nov 14, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    This French site may have hit on a solution.
    It suggests that NUFC could be amenable to loaning back the Frenchies (their word not mine) to Ligue 1 clubs.

    Les Dogues is French for Great Danes the nickname of Lille footy club.
    Why they are called Great Danes I have no idea , maybe Jesper knows !

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 14, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Cyprus…Aarons is still rather cheap to keep, but I wouldn’t give him a big contract.

    But the basic rule should be that any player that doesn’t offer you 30 games a season should be moved on. It should also be a criteria for signing a player.

  • 5 cyprus // Nov 14, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    I get his talent, but, I agree, one should be able to turn out for like 30 games. From experience, the older you get the easier it is to get injured… release to free up spaces. Maybe he’ll make it at a less demanding league.

  • 6 AncientC // Nov 14, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Perez training alongside Diego Costa, that would be quite a contrast lol. Exactly what he needs to be fair.

  • 7 JDdubai // Nov 14, 2015 at 10:37 AM


    What spaces? He doesnt take up 1 of the 25 man squad spaces as he is u21. He is a bonus player to have with little to no impact on anything else.

    I dont see what the negative side is in keeping him for another season or 2 to see if his body gets used to it and he comes through. a decision only needs to be made once he would take up a place in the 25 man squad.

  • 8 cyprus // Nov 14, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Wasn’t aware of that JD

  • 9 sweendog // Nov 14, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    nice touch from Arsenal and Chelsea to send condolences after last night in france, you would hope Newcastle follow suit as we do have a lot of French players at the club.
    Thoughts are with all the affected families in france.

  • 10 the broons // Nov 14, 2015 at 11:01 AM


    They have.

  • 11 cyprus // Nov 14, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Solidarity with the French people. Peace.

  • 12 JamesToon // Nov 14, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    My heart goes out to all those in Paris and to families that have been affected. Awful news, what has this world come to?

  • 13 Jib // Nov 14, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    After the attack on the Stade de France last night can you imagine the security at Wembley on Monday night , I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s cancelled.

  • 14 JDdubai // Nov 14, 2015 at 11:44 AM


    could easily be wrong but think thats right, same for Mitrovic and Mbemba.

  • 15 martoon // Nov 14, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Jib on the news they said there is a high probability it will be cancelled – probably best in the circumstances!

  • 16 jimmysmith // Nov 14, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    “Ayoze can achieve all his football dreams if he stays on Tyneside.”

    I suppose anything is possible Ed, although Andy Carroll, Jose Enrique, Demba Ba, Loic Remy, Mathew Debuchey, Johann Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko apparently disagree, and I have my doubts also, as I suspect might even Alan Shearer, in an honest and quiet moment.

  • 17 BandB // Nov 14, 2015 at 12:19 PM


    Aarons, Mbemba, Toney, Satka, Mitrovic, Barlaser, Gillesphey, Gilliead, Mbabu, Heardman, Roberts, Smith, Sterry are all Under-21 and releasing them or selling them would not “free up spaces.”

    Happy to help……

  • 18 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 14, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Would be good all round if Ayoze could get his full Spain cap would do wonders for his confidence and in a business sense transfer value !!

    Also would be good for our reputation among other Spanish players thinking of making the move to the UK that we can get players capped at senior level if they play well

  • 19 Tsunki // Nov 14, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    Yep there will be nothing quite like an international cap for one of our starlets to put a spring in the step of the club accountants. Cue rubbing of hands and much chatter over the Agent hot lines.

  • 20 BandB // Nov 14, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    I read this morning that Gouffran is refusing to go on loan because he wants to stay and fight for his place.
    Ashley is backing Carr’s judgement and his own choices on which buys to sanction, with long contracts.
    These are designed to put a premium value on them when these sow’s ears transform into silk purses.
    What it more often means is that we are stuck with valueless players on very long contracts.
    Gouffran’s will be up in summer 2017, when he is 31 years old, and there is little we can do if he chooses to sit on his bum and run it down.

  • 21 Tsunki // Nov 14, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    ArtyH // Nov 14, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    As much as I wanted Pardew out yt what he has done at Palace on a lower budget! It just shows you that a MANAGER in FULL control of incomings and outgoings is the ONLY way for a successful side in the EPL. Who ever thought that an owner or a board could successfully buy and sell players without a MANAGERS agreement does not have any football acumen, they are business men! I do not believe for one moment that having Steve on the board will have any effect on who comes in or leaves, I believe it will be down to our so called great scout. The team are suffering because of very poor top level management, good players have been let go and poor replacements bought. It will not change under the current owner.

    Hmm. The ‘Pardew was Right’ argument gets rolled out for these long winter days to warm the cockles during the international fiasco break. First of all, I agree that the manager should have 80% input on team membership. But Palace averaged about £51m net spend over the previous 5 years and spent most of that grinding out a top flight foothold under more than one Manager. Pardew has inherited most of that but stuck his neck out for his old pal Yohan. We have seen recently a glimmer of the winless runs we all became fond of under His Reign. We on the other hand have spent £68m net, seems a lot of difference but actually us the mackems and West Bromwich are in the roughly same group spending wise. So we’re talking roughly a half decent or two dud players difference in budget between us and palace. Oh and Pards was with us most of that time. I don’t get how you can extrapolate. That Pardew was good after all from that. I think a more reasonable scenario is that the budget and Manager comparison is relatively redundant. The control over transfers thing has legs, maybe, but we will see, we will see… But I would suggest that at Newcastle it’s in their remit to hire middling, grateful, unemployed, beholden coaches who toe the line because they know as long as they don’t drop out of the TV lounge they are in a job for life.

  • 22 Tsunki // Nov 14, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    Sorry, I forgot to conclude – it’s not ‘poor’ top level management ( I used to think Ashley had jumped in with his armbands round his ankles) but ‘ cynical’ top level management that shackles the ambitions of it’s fans in order to keep the coins rolling in.

  • 23 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 14, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    BandB…nothing wrong with wanting to fight for your place…the problem is Gouf should be told he’s no longer needed and that he should find a new club…

    …in normal fashion of course.

  • 24 Ron Knee // Nov 14, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Good afternoon jesper

    How do you rate Denmark’s chances this evening?

  • 25 Thump // Nov 14, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    @Jesper: What, by giving him a rowboat and setting him off down the Tyne?

  • 26 Jib // Nov 14, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    I see they are calling it ,
    Count Zlatan vs Lord Bendtner – The Clash of the Egos

  • 27 Fostino // Nov 14, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Deadwood in the club include goofy..riverie…bigi..marvo..Willo. .fergo. ..Sammy. ..cisse..vuckic..cabella..

    Players who coukd be replaced with something better. …tiote…Anita. ..colo…haidira….Obertan..good ..s Taylor

    Jury’s still out on…..thauvin…de jong..the goalie sutuation

    The only players I want at club include…mbemba…Mbabu. .dummett…perez..Mitro…wini…sissoko.. rolando. ….colback…janmaat…Armstrong and any other young emerging talent

  • 28 Fostino // Nov 14, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Players we need to get….New cb. New dm…New l.b. New striker …..then we will have a good team.

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 14, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Ron…it’s definitely a 50-50 mate. Both Sweden and Denmark are quite similar.

    …and they are neighbors!

    Thump…well anything else than how we treated Benny and Jonas would do

    Jeff…I don’t know why Lille is called the Great Danes. Maybe it’s just an acknowledgement 😉

  • 30 martoon // Nov 14, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    I love the way some of you say if players are injury prone then get rid. First they have contracts, secondly they were injured at work so could sue and thirdly who’s going to take them when they’re injured?

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