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Newcastle Still Seem To Be A Stepping-Stone Club

There doesn’t seem to have been much changed over the last three years at Newcastle.

When players have good seasons, they immediately think they can do better at some other club.

That’s happened with Ayoze Perez this season and this year he’s been on fire for Newcastle and has 12 goals for Newcastle.

And what is he talking Bout?

It’s not about staying at Newcastle and helping the team move up the league, but it’s that now may be a good time for a change of clubs for the 25-year-old.

Ayoze Perez – wants to leave Newcastle

Ayoze is showing great interest in any club that wants him.

It seems there are a number of clubs in the Premier League who may be interested in him – Tottenham and West Ham seem to be two of them.

Spurs were reported to have almost signed him a few years ago, and the Champions League finalists are reported to be interested again.

And while Rafa has said many times that Newcastle are no longer a stepping stone club  – it doesn’t look that way.

Rafa is not in a good position with Perez at the moment becasue he cannot even tell his Spanish compatriot whether he will be staying on board.

There could well be some collateral damage of these lengthy and drawn out negotiations for his contract – players like Perez and Rondon could be gone before Rafa signs a new deal.

If they are not gone by actually doing the deal – their heads may be away from Newcastle and looking at other clubs.

Rondon could even end up at Everton as the Newcastle hierarchy are once again negotiating to the finest of fine details for Rafa’s contract.

The current level of uncertainty is not healthy, but with the way Rafa has improved Perez over the last three years, it would be really disappointing to see him leave.

It’s the same with Isaac Hayden, but his reasons for leaving are family motivated rather than football motivated.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    So slagging McLaren makes me a footy know nowt and you describing him as a perfect fit makes you the font of all knowledge. Mmm, I think I’ll cast that one to public opinion

  • Ron Knee

    May 9, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #2

    “Fabian Schär’s thunderbolt against Burnley has been shortlisted for the Premier League goal of the season award.

    “Also nominated are Fulham’s Jean Michael Seri (v Burnley), Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge (v Chelsea), Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal (v Fulham), Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (v Chelsea), Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace (v Manchester City), Fulham’s Andre Schurrle (v Burnley), Anthony Knockaert of Brighton & Hove Albion (v Crystal Palace) and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (v West Ham United).”

  • DubaiMicky

    May 9, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #3

    I would suggest the squad pretty much know what’s going on with Rafa, especially the Three Amigos and the Captain. And they’re bound to secrecy.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #4

    No Kompany from the other night.

  • barkel

    May 9, 2019 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Would you blame him for leaving? We’re a joke, never going to win anything by staying here with the current owner. Huge profit to be made, we’ve had a “good season” as long as we stay up

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    May 9, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Just being Devils advocate here, if he thinks now that he is to good for Newcastle let him go warm a bench somewhere and end up in the Chinese league.

    Sorry, he has shown great promise this season with scoring important goals but that your job son, if your heart isn’t into wearing the black and white then I feel there nothing we should do.

    The biggest let down for me is when he loses the ball and just stands there, when he feels he has been wronged by the ref and put his hands out to the sides and forgets about winning the ball back.

    Let’s hope spurs want to pay 30 million for him, I think that’s the going rate when we do business with them. But any club that wants him let’s try and look at that club and find a player we can obtain in the deal that can help us in other positions. Sorry kid don’t love the 52000 strong then adiós amigo.

  • DubaiMicky

    May 9, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    This made me laugh. Jack Colback!


  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Nostradamus the Geordie,
    That’s a bit extreme is it not, why would he end up in the Chinese league?

  • Geordie-john

    May 9, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Stepping stone club ?
    If the price was right the Fat Lad would sell his granny.
    If this Mexican rumour is true, Then you can be sure that Fat Lad will sell anything that he can to make sure that he doesn’t miss out on any money possible before the sale.
    He is just a greedy, sneaky, gutless, thieving southern jessie like most of them are. The only time one of them will acknowledge or speak to you is when it’s to their advantage.
    A suggestion Fat Lad , Why don’t you sell NUFC and do what you’re gonna do anyway but quicker, Then go and buy Spurs so you can F##k them up.

  • mactoon

    May 9, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    I think there is a subtle difference here, A source close to Perez has actually said “he did not say he wants to leave – he just wants to improve. It does not mean Ayoze is not happy in Newcastle but nowadays it is a club whose only aspiration is to survive”

    He is not using the club as a stepping stone, he merely wants Ashley to change his attitude. I think this could be the turning of the tide and a lot more players will begin thinking this way too. God help us if he lets Rafa go.

  • WLtoon

    May 9, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #11


    Totally agree. ive wrote in another blog that there could be a mass exodus if Rafa leaves. he is the key to which direction the club goes in the next two or three years. i dont feel confident he will stay., I doubt his contract has been sorted at all, if it had, surely he would of announced he was staying.


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