Ayoze Perez has been speaking to Radio Club Tenerife this week and he has again revealed that some top clubs are after him in England – Tottenham and Manchester United are the two he mentions, but once again he is very loyal to Newcastle United.
Newcastle gave him his big chance when we signed him from Tenerife a short 18 months ago for around £1.4M and since that time Ayoze has played in the Newcastle first team.
The 22 year-old has so far played 55 times for the first team with 11 goals – and a lot to those goals have won us games – at Spurs and Bournemouth recently to name but two.
Ayoze Perez after scoring sensational stoppage time winner at Spurs
This is some of what Ayoze has said on Radio Club Tenerife:
“There is much truth in the interest of Tottenham and Manchester United, also a Spanish club – I find it very satisfying, but my place is in Newcastle.”
“Old Trafford in Manchester is very nice, also Arsenal, Manchester City and our own St. James Park of course.”
“I always loved the Premier League and I was always following on television. It is the best league in the world, you end up adapting to play.”
“We must take care to live and prepare for football and you need to strengthen your weaknesses, after training usually go to the gym as you have to be physically ready to compete.”
“I am very grateful and I remember how it all began at CD Tenerife.”
With those words above he is also becoming a great Ambassador for Newcastle in Spain – and notice how grateful he is to his former club.
Ayoze was signed on for the Development team under Peter Beardsley, so the wages he will be getting today will in no way reflect what an important player he has become at Newcastle and the contribution he is making to the side this season – and the contribution he made last season.
So Newcastle should give him a new contract right now – and wait no longer.
That’s especially true when big clubs are taking a big interest in him.
Good clubs take care of their players and Newcastle should be showing some initiative and giving this lad a new and vastly improved five year deal.
That’s what well-run clubs do.