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McClaren Hoping He Can Keep This Player In January

11:14 pm, Friday, November 20th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Ayoze Perez seems to be carrying on from where he left off last season and he has now started for Newcastle in the last seven league games and will start tomorrow when we are at home to Leicester City in what promises to be a difficult game.

Ayoze was signed for a measly €2M from Tenerife seventeen months ago and now Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are said to be interested in the 22 year-old.

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Ayoze Perez – in big demand

We would be very surprised if Newcastle sell Perez in January although the bigger threat is that a big offer comes in for him this summer and it meets Mike Ashley´s valuation and therefore he will be sold.

It seems that will happen however important he is to Newcastle and maybe that´s one major reason we are having trouble building a top side at Newcastle with Mike Ashley as the owner – we keep selling our best players.

Obviously Steve McClaren is keen to keep one of his best players on Tyneside – and the Newcastle head coach was asked if Perez could leave Newcastle in January:

“January is not here yet and we’ll only know at the end of that month when we hold on to our best players.”

“He’s getting development, a good education, the right training and most important of all, he is playing.”

“Ayoze is someone who is doing well and his career is definitely best served here.”

“He’s getting development, a good education, the right training and most important of all, he is playing.”

“Here, the fans love him, his team-mates love him and we love him too.” “It’s a great environment for Ayoze to develop.”

“He has forced his way in,”  “I knew a lot more about the other players in his position.”

“Ayoze had limited opportunities pre-season but stuck at it and he’s taken his chance.”

It´s not good that Steve McClaren doesn´t know whether he will have Perez or any of our other star players by the end of January,

We just have to hope that Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley have learned from the many mistakes they have made and that includes what we did – or didn´t do – in last January’s transfer window.

Since Mike Ashley said in May he wanted to build a top side at Newcastle we are assuming Newcastle can keep our good players at the club.

Well – at least for the rest of this season.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Nov 20, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Hashaleeeeeeee Ouuutttaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

  • 2 Lindisfarne // Nov 20, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Team against Leicester 442 (diamond):

    ——————-de Jong——————–

  • 3 Lindisfarne // Nov 20, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Thauvin rather, I was thinking about Marveaux but I think de Jong deserves first crack. I left out Mitro because the Serbian team seem to have had a disappointing and hard time of it and really all of the International players will need a rest at some point before Xmas.

  • 4 Lindisfarne // Nov 20, 2015 at 11:49 PM

  • 5 Blackley and Brownlie // Nov 21, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    You need to see a doctor about getting your meds tweaked.

  • 6 Blofal // Nov 21, 2015 at 5:24 AM

    Lindis Mitro didn’t play for Serbia. He’ll be all fresh and angry for Leicester 🙂

  • 7 Blofal // Nov 21, 2015 at 5:28 AM

    ——Janmaat – Coloccini – Mbemba
    Sissoko—De Jong – Wijnaldum – Thauvin

    It’s bascially the only way I can get all the players I want to see on the same pitch together. We would get potentially murdered down the wings though.

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:13 AM

    “January is not here yet and we’ll only know at the end of that month when we hold on to our best players.”
    And so it begins, no emphasis will be on that eighth place finish but the rigid policy that will sell players at the right price and Macca will have to “trust them” as for a replacement. Those first words tells me nothings changed.

  • 9 will die for the toon army // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:19 AM

    But Mcca how can u not recognise a player who was the second top scorer the previous season where did u think he got the goals from????

    De Jong is a player i think i forgot abt. We need Thauvin on that pitch with his corners crosses and freekicks.


  • 10 Lindisfarne // Nov 21, 2015 at 7:19 AM

    Blackley and Brownlie – are you Ken Livingston?

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