Ayoze Perez had another good game for Newcastle yesterday and scored a superb first goal when he back-heeled the ball into the net – reminiscent of his famous goal at West Brom back in November, 2014.
This lad has all the skills and we are hoping that his compatriot Rafa Benitez can bring out the best in the 23 year-old in the years ahead.
It’s also obvious that Ayoze is enjoying his football on Tyneside but he knows he still needs to become more consistent, but there’s no doubt this lad can score the goals.
This season he has scored 12 goals and had 6 assists in 42 appearances for the club (28 starts) and it’s his best return in the three years he’s been at the club since he signed on from Tenerife for just a measly £1.4M three years ago.
Superb Ayoze Perez goal yesterday
In his three seasons on Tyneside Ayoze Perez has made 117 appearances with 25 goals and 9 assists – a good return.
Perez got 45% of the vote and next in line is 25 year-old Christian Atsu on loan from Chelsea, who had another good game for us yesterday.
Christian helped to brilliantly set up Ayoze’s goal and surely he has now done enough to warrant a permanent deal at Newcastle.
With his form of the last few games, with Matt Richie being out injured, it will now be a big surprise if Rafa doesn’t give him a deal att he club.
Let’s hope he gets one and he’s also a firm fan favorite and looked very good yesterday and was unlucky not to score himself..