In what the Chronicle is calling an exclusive today they have interviewed Ayoze Perez.
The Spanish striker has prospered so much playing with Salomon Rondon last season and for a short time with Newcastle’s record signing Miguel Almiron earlier this year.
Perez was on fire at the end of the season and scored six goals in his last five matches to end up with 13 goals for the season with 12 of those being in the Premier League.
Rondon scored 12 goals with 11 of those being in the Premier League.
Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez – what a great shot of the two strikers
This is what the 25-year-old has said about his partnership with Rondon,
“We’ve got an amazing relationship.” “If he gets the chance to give me a goal, he’ll do it.”
“And it’s the same the other way around.” “The main thing is to win matches and it means a lot.”
“At the end of the day, I have the mind of a striker.” “I came here as a striker as I was No 9 for my old team Tenerife.”
“And you grow up having that in your mind.” “You know the movements and you live your life in the penalty area.”
“I always try to get into good positions.”
“I’m always looking to cash in on a little deflection or trying to get into the box for the second ball.”
“They are the things that make a difference.” “You have to get in there to have the chance.”
“I always have that in mind.””I used to be a striker and that’s why I am how I am.”
Perez has unfortunately missed out on the latest Spanish squad for their Euro qualifier games against the Faroe Isles and Sweden this summer.
But it’s possible if he stays at Newcastle and keeps improving under Rafa then he will make the Spanish squad.
He has the skill, ambition, and work ethic to become a top striker in the game – and remember he’s still only 25.