Arsenal ‘interested’ in NUFC star – & he will “jump at the chance” to join them – Report

According to Football.London, Arsenal have shown interest in Ayoze Perez – and they claim the Spaniard would “jump at the chance” to join the Gunners this summer.

Talk of exits for some of our star players has gone quiet in recent weeks, with the focus being on a potential takeover and a much needed new deal for Rafa Benitez, but it seemed inevitable that the 25-year-old would receive interest after his stunning form in 2019.

He talked up a potential move back to Spain recently, but the likes of Spurs and now Arsenal are being credited with interest, suggesting he could yet stay in England.

Here’s a snippet from Football.London’s piece, claiming he would be eager to join Arsenal should they make an official approach:

‘Closer to home Newcastle United’s Perez is said to be interesting the Gunners. The 25-year-old former Tenerife midfielder has been starring for a mediocre St James’ Park outfit this term with 11 goals in 36 games with two assists.

‘Priced at around £10m-£15m the former young Spanish player of the year could shine for Emery.

‘He would jump at the chance to join the North London giants.’

One thing that doesn’t add up from the above extract is the price they’re discussing. There’s no chance he’d be valued at “£10-£15m”.

If anything, I’d imagine we’d be looking for at least double that given his age, the potential he’s shown in a struggling team, his versatility and the fact he’s got into double figures across the past THREE seasons – despite playing as a secondary striker.

Perez’s head has been turned if you ask me. I feel our only way of convincing him to stay would be to keep a hold of Rafa and show summer ambition in the summer transfer market.

The issue in all of this is it’s therefore in the hands of Mike Ashley – but I back him to sell our stars and settle for mediocrity over standing firm on outgoings and backing Benitez; and THAT is why we need a takeover.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

6 thoughts on “Arsenal ‘interested’ in NUFC star – & he will “jump at the chance” to join them – Report

  1. I have mixed feeling about Perez, he was awful the first half of the season and good the second half. I would say he improved when Almiron came in to the team, but he was exactly the same last season. If Rafa can get him to do it for a whole season then we’d have a 20+ goals a season player, but i doubt it somehow. If he wants to leave then we should be looking at £30m plus for a proven premier league striker in his mid 20s and put it towards at Hoffenheim.


  2. It is a sad fact around Newcastle Utd these days, we develop good young players and Ashley see the £££ signs in front of his eyes and he sells them, or because of his lack of investment the team struggles and the better players want away so those £££signs return and he cashes in.
    That brings us to 2019 and he has the chance to do some good for the club by keeping a world class manager and investing in what is a reasonable team by getting some better players to replace the not so good ones and push on up the league.
    Or better still sell up and let somebody else do what he is not prepared to do.


  3. Don’t mind selling players where it’s good for the club, Andy Carroll £35m, injury bullet dodged there, Mitro £25m, Rafa didn’t want him as a liability not many fans calling for him to come back instead of Rondon. The problem is the money is never reinvested under MA.


  4. What’s wrong with this story?

    The price?

    The fact that Arsenal would even be interested?

    The fact that Almiron arriving was the catalyst for Perez’s improvement?

    The fact that Rondon’s generosity gave Perez his goal tally?

    Without his team mates Perez would have been very lucky to get anywhere near double figures. Hardly the kind of striker Arsenal would chase – even to sit on the bench.


  5. Usual London jornalist “insulting NUFC is what we do” (Just listen to whenever Newcastle are mentioned on Talk Shite Radio if Mickey Quinn isn’t there to put more honesty into the talk) ****e


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