Newcastle’s Ayoze Perez is on the radar of La Liga side Valencia, in a move that the player is said to be “delighted” at the prospect of, according to Spanish reports yesterday.
As we wrote previously, he is a player that fans either love or hate, but is someone who always finds the net in crucial games.
When he is on song, he can be unplayable, but when he is not, he is often conspicuous by his absence.
His renowned celebration of standing facing the crowd with his fingers entrenched firmly in his ears, is a direct reference to the fan-reaction to some of those not-so-hot performances.
Few players have split opinion as much as Ayoze Perez
There are two other players in recent times that seemed to completely divide fans, and they were Hatem Ben Arfa and Laurent Robert.
Ben Arfa was often criticised for his enigmatic displays, while Robert had some fans questioning his defensive work without the ball, with others arguing that he was not on the pitch to defend.
Yet both the Frenchmen were seen as something of a luxury-type of player. Perez, however, is different, as he does do a lot of work without the ball, and is often chasing around as defenders play the ball out from the back.
One thing is for sure, as long as Perez is wearing a black and white shirt, his ability will continue to be debated between fans.
Here are a few reactions to the report:
If he wants to go, he can go 👋🏻….if not, more than welcome to stay and flight for the team and city! 💪🏻
— Michael Peliza (@peliza84) June 11, 2019
Been a fan of his since he signed, unfortunately he’s done nothing but talk about leaving since the season ended so let him go, clearly doesn’t want to be here anymore.
— bigrobnufc (@Robbieo68646502) June 11, 2019
They said this a month ago. Recycle ♻️
— hardy (@hardy27) June 11, 2019
He is a good young player and wants to progress in his career. Nufc are a huge club but right now a club that’s only ambition us staying in the prem. Why would he stay?.
— Nathen Page (@NathenPage2) June 11, 2019
Prepare for a long summer. Players like Schar, Dubravka, Perez, Lascelles and Ritchie will leave if no Rafa. But people still won’t boycott🤷♂️🤷♂️ #nufc
— Jack Bryan (@JackBryan08) June 10, 2019
@AyozePG 💔 we dont want u to go xxx
— Mel Green (@MelGreenXxX) June 10, 2019
He doesn’t owe #NUFC a thing. Hope he gets his move.
— Cinzano Bianco (@cinzanobianco) June 10, 2019