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This Player Determined To Become A Top Striker – Hopefully At Newcastle

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.

Comments welcome.

86 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 21, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Has rafa left yet? Ayoze is a good squad player. Need another almiron like player to compete with him.

    Hopefully our new manager Tony Pulis can find that player.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 21, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Just waiting for someone to call Ed a shill! 🙂

  • martoon

    May 21, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    I’ve always liked Perez and defended him on here while admitting he can be frustrating BUT with the best will in the world I don’t think he’s good enough to get in that Spanish squad!

  • hibbit

    May 21, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #4


    you got your Kleenex packed for your Wembley visit ???????

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    EGB #2 …

    i cant think of one person on here who would call ED a shill …

    can you mate ? …

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 21, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6


    Yeah, I did know that Tatania Mcgrath was a man, he’s also gay and white! Ticks a lot of anti PC boxes.

  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #7


    I see Manquillo still prefers to speak Spanish.

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Looking at his user name I decided to check out season 87/88
    Manager Willie McFaul we finished 8th (Liverpool were champs)

    Some surprising teams played the 1st division

    In those days 4 teams went down – the 4th bottom team involved in
    a play off with one of the second divisions top teams

    Chelsea were relegated after a play-off wit Boro who were 3rd in the
    2nd division.

    McFaul sold Beardsley to LPool at the beginning of the season and
    brought in Mirandinha – the stand out player for the season was
    Paul Gascoigne

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Yeah I noticed that
    Must say it surprised me

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    To be fair, I’m not sure Perez has ever talked about inclusion in the Spain squad. I think Rafa may have mentioned it and folk on here too, in the last 6 weeks. Other than that, his National team has never been a distraction.

    His form at the end of the season was good enough to warrant a serious consideration. Just checked and he finished 33rd in the Sky Sports Power Rankings, our highest ranked player over the season. That’s after a very slow start to the season, too.

    He needs to show that form consistently, which is why he needs at least one more season at NUFC in settled surroundings with Rafa, who knows him and his game inside and out. Once he has that consistency under his belt, he’s potentially a World beater.

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    #5 …

    well maybe one …

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #12

    jail if your awake …

    can you kindly refrain from using my name with your agenda with your arch nemesis …

    theres a good lad …

  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #13


    Maybe Manquillo and Bale could exchange Spanish/English lessons.

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #14

    #12 against your arch nemesis …

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 21, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #15

    Up late last night watching the finale of GOT, so I can now get my life back. 🙂

    A lot of threads left hanging and whats the odds for Arya getting her own series.

    Also watched Gwendoline Christie on the Graham Norton show last night, isn’t she stunningly beautiful.

    Also on was Sam Fender, never heard of him before but a top musician from North Shields, loved his music but is he a Toon fan, surely he is?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 21, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #16

    Busy day ahead, later.

  • posada

    May 21, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #17

    May 20, 2019 at 9:52 PM
    Comment #125
    The media arm of the political elite otherwise known as the BBC were not giving Nigel Farage much air time.
    Until he was covered in milk.
    Great move on his part.
    He’s probably gone up 5% in the polls.

    Read the above. I don’t think anyone can conclude from this that I support Nigel Farage.
    You can assume that I don’t like the BBC. A body that is clearly biased and is run by and for a Liberal Elite.
    I am against the so called light touch government we have had in this country for over 40 years.
    Tories and Labour. So light touch it exposed the people of this country to market forces and did not put them first.
    So light touch you could argue they were not worth having at all.

    I’m not sure what is best as far as Brexit goes.
    The bigger problem is the country is divided. I can’t see an immediate solution to that.

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #18

    As well as goal / player of the season
    we should have most significant incident also
    for me it’s this

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #19

    It would be good for Bale
    Manquillo has a strong madrileño accent

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #20


    i’am going to stop talking to you mate . otherwise i’ll be accused of being your ‘new best mate ”. again…

    block caps LMFAO …

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Bill, I mentioned before I saw Sam Fender a couple of times at the buskers night at the Tynemouth Surf Cafe, which is fast becoming one of the most important showcase venues for new musical talent in the North East, despite being tiny.

    I spoke to him once, he’s a quiet lad but very talented. Most acts there play cover versions, but he mostly did his own music and deserves his success.

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #22

    i’ve got 4 wishes ( hopes ) ..

    1. Rafa to sign a new deal…

    2. Rondon to stay with us …

    3. Ashley to sell up …

    4. well you should all know what it is …

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #23
  • Moonraker15

    May 21, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #24

    Sobering thought for the Mackems!
    Even if they win the playoffs final, they have zero chance of getting out of the Championship, other than back to division 1 !

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #25

    Moony, people used to say that about Leeds, and yet this season….



  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #26


    now now bonnie lad …

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #27

    just booked to go back to sunny spain again 4th july …

    so glad theres no football on nowt worry about apart from who we are buying who’s leaving ect …

    saw Sam Fender on you tube canny singer …

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #28

    I’m away to Spain Wednesday

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #29

    geordietom, if you like Sam Fender, check out Jade Bird too – fantastic young solo act. Sadly not a Geordie, but we’ll not hold that against her eh?

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #30

    where abouts you going jib ?

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #31

    I’m taking the family to Catalunya in August. First time for the kids to the Med. Should be great.

  • hibbit

    May 21, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #32
  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #33


    dont care where people are from i always like a good singer mate…

    i like les mis but dont hold it against me …

  • Jib

    May 21, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #34

    Balearics this time

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #35

    rob# 31 …
    never been there mate …

    i’am off to sunny benidorm meeting up with some family ( who live all over the world ) not seen them in 20 odd years…

  • geordietom

    May 21, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #36

    tenerife or one of the other islands jib ? …

  • hibbit

    May 21, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #37

    if your interested in local talent this lass has some voice well worth a look https://evastonemusic.tumblr.com/about

  • Novocastrian66

    May 21, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #38

    Whatever anyone thinks about Brighton’s handling of Hughton they have acted swiftly. 1) They gave Chris the bullet. 2) They have appointed a new manager. This is in about the same time frame that our club has, up to now, failed to agree a deal with our incumbent manager. Useless.
    The longer this goes on without any resolution the more likely Rafa will be gone.
    It’s my view that the club is running down his contract and they will say that; He wasn’t sacked and he did not accept the deal on the table.

  • RobLeenio

    May 21, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #39

    lol, hibbit – he reckons they’re reserved for Geordie royalty like him, Shearer, Sting, Cheryl and Ant and Dec.

    Think he’s maybe changed a bit from the humble young man I met…

    No mention of Brian Johnson!

  • Rob1971

    May 21, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #40

    Jib I am sure that season we had Paul Goddard playing for us, an often forgotten about striker for us the previous season his goals dragged us out of the relegation places, I think he left for Derby at the end of the 87/88 season


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