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Huge Bid For Ayoze Perez From Italian Powerhourse Is Imminent

News today in the Northern Echo that Inter-Milan will be bidding for Ayoze Perez very early in the summer transfer window and may launch their initial bid after Sunday’s game at Fulham.

One of Rafa’s former clubs Napoli have already said they hope they can sign Ayoze in the summer, although Perez may prefer to return to Spain to play his football.

Inter are at the most advanced stages of any club and are said to value the Spanish U21 International at around £25M – and that would be an offer Mike Ashley would accept.

Whether Rafa would is another matter – but whether he will still be the manager in June is still a good and unanswered question.

Perez has been on Tyneside for five years now after we signed him for 2M from Tenerife in the summer of 2014.

He is also in the best goalscoring form of his career and has 12 goals this season with 11 in the Premier League.

Ayoze is waiting for offers coming in and said this recently:

“I could be open to options that could come from other teams,” “We’ll see what happens, and hopefully whatever comes, it’ll be positive.”

Newcastle are not in a good position at the moment with vast uncertainty surrounding the club – thanks once again to owner Mike Ashley.

Clubs will try to come in early with offers while there is some chaos at Newcastle caused by the uncertainty.

But we would be fools to sell Ayoze on the cheap and instead we should try to have him stay and offer him an improved contract to stay and be part of Rafa’s new revolution.

But the way Ashley runs this club – it’s always hectic and chaotic – at least from the top of the business.

Rafa has been a  hero trying to keep everybody together and supporting the club – but he deserves a lot better.

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30 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 10, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Great photo Ed!

  • dee em

    May 10, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Typical footballer – wanting more money and playing for a club that wants to win things. The nerve.

  • Australian Pie

    May 10, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Can I comment yet

  • G

    May 10, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #7

    I would like him to stay, but I wouldn’t even entertain selling him for any less than £35M. It’s a sellers market, and taking a deal at £25M would leave us short of cash to replace him (assuming we’re getting a transfer budget this year?).

  • Australian Pie

    May 10, 2019 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #8


    Anyone who thinks Perez “suddenly woke up” please…….

    We had a second half season shift in formation, style of play, personnel which led to his increase in productivity, and not just his but Rondon and other around the team. Please don’t confuse this with just deciding he wanted to play better now. *face palm*

  • Mo Drysdale

    May 10, 2019 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    £25 Million, I would snap there hand off. He has done very well recently, however, he still hasn’t shown consistently over a full season. Watching him over the time he has been with us, he is like a game of two halves. At he beginning of the seasons he is Lazy, Lethargic and Slow. The second half of the seasons he eventually gets up to speed and always finishes well. For me he is a decent player when on the top of his game but he lacks speed for the modern day attacker at the top level and his tracking back and work rate is lacking. Not sure if I am being a bit harsh on him, but he has deserved his plaudits on recent performances. Rafa could pick up a couple of attacking players for £25 Million who could both be as good if not better than Perez. Unfortunately the money made probably wouldn’t add onto the budget Rafa would get, the fat man would just use it to replace it.

  • bettyswallocks

    May 10, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Jib………I just read the article you posted about Ashley’s failed attempt to acquire Debenhams. It appears he has been played at his own game and lost.
    Society in general has woken up to the fact that fat Mike Ashley is an opportunistic profiteering leech who cares for nobody but himself and in his unsubtle bombastic way has managed to alienate most decent honourable people.
    Over to you Munster!

  • OneAlanShearer

    May 10, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #11

    Perez improves his ball control significantly then we sell him. The thing is how much would rafa see of that, I’d insist on a lump sum in full to give rafa the cash, otherwise we are just weakening the team

  • bettyswallocks

    May 10, 2019 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #12

    Jib……… You may wish to believe that Munster was on the wind up but I’m not having it.

  • Jib

    May 10, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #13

    you clearly did what you always do
    skimmed it and took about 30% in

    Well said the antipodean poster

    If you are a new blogger you will soon find out
    that there are some on here whose thinking
    processes are very dag.

  • geordietom

    May 10, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #14

    last night blog …

    yeah i saw what munster was up to …

    yeah i had a go at toon22 …

    i recon toon22 is the only person on this blog who DOES NOT want Ashley to sell wor club the reason is …

    he wont have owt to talk about …

    so come on Fat Ash sell up A.S.A.P.

    the day Ashley sells up there will be street partys in Newcastle …

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 10, 2019 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #15

    No, no, no Ed. Ashley will not sell for 25 million. Perez has everything barring electric pace, and even then he’s no slouch. It’ll take 30 million plus, and only if the player is agitating for the move. If we add some quality in the summer he’s a 40 million pound player. Good policy to sell a player at his peak and buy a player on the way up and we all know Ashley likes this. A 30 million plus offer could easily come in though. He is that good.

  • GeordieinOhio

    May 10, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Morning ALL!!…been awhile…I have been in rehab …. HobNob addiction…its a real thing!!

    Anyway……..geeeezzzz all the transfer rumors have already bored me!!!
    the sooner we come to the realization FAT C@nt is not going to sell, he is not going to part with any good money for players and he is definitely not going to bend the knee to Rafa …..yearrrrrrsssss of lies and its always the same, I honestly expect NOTHING.

    Perez rumors to Arsenal and Inter…ok…sell him $60- $70 mil why not ? Higuain is rated at $51 mil scored less and 30 something, Sala (yes scored double) is worth $171 supposedly!

    to be honest does not matter what the club sell a player for…rafa will not see the money and we will not see more talent coming ..YES its a doom and gloom opinion but C’mon its the same every year under the fat toad…and nothing will change.

  • RobLeenio

    May 10, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Australian Pie, to answer your question at 5, with comments like the one at 8 (short, well written and making a very good point), you can comment whenever you like.

  • Oldgit1

    May 10, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #18

    We as supporters always saw Perez as a number 10 attacking midfielder, however, I and a few others see him as a striker, it’s only when he played alongside Miggy and Rondom did he show what a good striker he actually is. He has scored a few sublime goals and think he is vital to our team shape, at this moment in time, If we do not sign up Rondom this understanding between the two and Miggy will disappear. So my view is that it’s imperative that we keep the 3 Amigos together.

  • Oldgit1

    May 10, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #19

    @ Betty get a life, it’s obvious that Munster was on a leg pull. You are making yourself look stupid. But that’s not hard.

  • Oldgit1

    May 10, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #20

    @ Australian Pie, good post mate.

  • RobLeenio

    May 10, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Oldgit1, at the risk of courting controversy, do we know that Rafa himself actually wants Rondon permanently or is it possible he has his eyes on another player who he thinks will be even better?

    Just a question. Personally, I’d be very happy to see Rondon come on board as a permanent signing, he’s been great this season, but I do think there could be better and younger players available and Rafa does not let his heart rule his head on these matters.

  • geordietom

    May 10, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #22

    now Tammy Abraham is being linked with us …

    who’s keeping score …

  • Mag52

    May 10, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #23

    In the right set up, which is what I believe we have now with Perez, Rondon and Almiron together, Ayoze Perez could easily be a twenty goal a year player.
    Keep him.

  • Oldgit1

    May 10, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #24

    @ Rob, you could be right, however, I have zero confidence with Ashley buying a target which is Rafa first choice and will probably go to the cheapest and last on his list.

    The three we have, we know can work. So why break-up a good combination of players for the sake of not buying Rondom.

    Now, if Rafa is given a free hand he will buy Rondom and then he will be able to strengthen the side with some unknown players who he can coach for the future.

    We have the defence and we have the forward line sorted. Only the midfield needs A few players due to some players leaving.

  • bettyswallocks

    May 10, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Oldgit……… You have every right to assume that Munster was on a leg pull but he’s not pulling my leg . Oh no I’m having none of it.

  • Ron Knee

    May 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Chris Waugh@ChrisDHWaugh
    24m24 minutes ago

    Waiting to hear from Rafa Benitez in what could be his final ever pre-match #nufc press conference. He’s due from 1.30pm

  • Oldgit1

    May 10, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #27

    I have mentioned in the past that I also support Spennymoor Town football club. Just to let you know they are in the final playoff on Sunday and the club has put free coaches to travel to Chorley. 15 buses have been filled.

    IF we win we will enter the National league and could play Hartlepool next season. A remarkable turnaround for a club which at one time only had gates of 50 supporters. We now have regular gates of 700 to 1000. Bloody amazing.

    We also have the leagues highest goal scorer a Glen Taylor on 30 goals.

    I went to watch them play when I gave up my NUFC season ticket a few years back, for £9 a match I have seen some great matches and the club has already stated that ticket will remain the same price regardless we get promotion or not. There is a club who puts their supporters first.

    I know this is not Newcastle related but just to let you know there is life after Newcastle United.

  • RobLeenio

    May 10, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Oldgit1, that’s a great story. Good look to The Moors on Sunday, then. I hope Glen Taylor keeps doing the biz for you – I see he signed a new contract in January.

  • Munster Mag

    May 10, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Betty you really have shown up your stupidity. How come jib, Rob etc can see that I am having a giggle at Toon 22 but dimwits like you can’t. Takes all types eh?

  • Geordie-john

    May 10, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #30

    Sorry, nowt to do with above thread.

    Danny Mills, You might have been a decent footballer but you know nowt !
    You wanna be careful. Mike Ashley is looking for useless gits like you to spread his useless verbal shite that he blurts out every time buying players is mentioned


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