He was the hero against Everton, scoring twice and setting up Salomon Rondon to complete an incredible comeback against the Toffees.
We’ve seen something of a resurgence from Perez, who had struggled at the start of the season. And his form resulted in a lot of criticism from supporters.
In turn, the forward responded with his ‘fingers in ears’ celebration.
The 25-year-old moved to Newcastle in 2014 from Tenerife. Considering he only cost £1.5million, he’s been an absolute bargain. Perez has been inconsistent throughout his time at the club, but he has had some incredible purple patches.
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Over the summer he was linked with a move back to Spain with Real Betis, and he has told Marca that he would like to play in La Liga at some point in his career.
“I am very grateful to Newcastle, but it is obvious that someday I would like to come back and play in La Liga,” Perez said when asked about possibly returning to Spain.
While he has made his intentions clear, Perez was still complimentary towards Newcastle, so by no means is a move home imminent. At 25, he still has a long career ahead of him.
Newcastle fans react to Perez comments
The reaction hasn’t actually been as negative as you’d imagine.
While he has opened up the possibility of leaving, it’s not as if he’s begging to leave right now. A lot of fans were actually okay with the prospect of Perez departing, with one fan even comparing his situation to the great Alan Shearer.
Unless Perez starts scoring at the rate that Shearer did, I don’t think the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona will be calling.