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Newcastle United transfer news: Ayoze Perez to move on?

It’s not us, it’s him. But it could very well be us.

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Ayoze Perez is one of those players who is good at a lot of things. He can score, he can pass, and he has pace. But he’s not particularly great at either of them, and he’s certainly not consistent. He’s never been able to master any one position, rather just being a solid filler here and there as a striker, attacking midfielder, second striker, and others.

He’s gotten a lot of crap over the years about his ability, his work rate, and has baffled fans with his selection every week with Rafa Benitez as the manager of the club. As a player, that can take a toll. It has led to his signature fingers in the ears celebration, to let fans know he can’t hear us. But after having spent five years in England with Newcastle, suffering relegation twice, and a fanbase that seems to hate your guts,

It’s no wonder that he feels that it may be time for him to move on. After having been in multiple relegation battles, suffering a relegation himself, at 25 Perez is looking for stability. Will he get that with Newcastle? Not with the current regime.

There are multiple places that he could end up, but it would appear that Spain’s La Liga is his top choice. He could find himself as a backup at Valencia, or even on the starting lineup with a mid table club.

Where do you think Perez will end up?