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Newcastle fans on Twitter can’t see how Ayoze Perez will progress

Newcastle fans on Twitter can’t see how Ayoze Perez will progress

With Ayoze Perez currently in his 5th season with Newcastle United, a lot of fans have been asking the question of what is next for the 25-year-old. He’s scored goals and registered assists for the club but the fans still can’t tell you whether he’s better as a #10 or as a striker.

When the Spanish attacker first came to the Premier League he struggled to adapt to the physicality of the league, however, over time he’s gradually become more robust and is better at dealing with the brutality in the English game. One thing that The Magpies have picked up on is that the Spaniard is easily dispossessed and failed to get his head up in the final third, a trait that would be enough to annoy any football fan.

If Ayoze is to improve and score more goals like he did last Saturday in The Magpies’ first win of the season then the decision will need to be made over whether he’s more of a striker or a creative midfielder. Most of his goals last season and in previous years have come from more advanced positions where he could take one touch to finish off chances, something that he’s unable to do when deployed deeper and behind either Joselu or Salomon Rondon.

You can read The Magpies’ verdict on Perez here:

The Geordies want to see Perez used further up the pitch either alongside another striker or alone, but they believe he doesn’t suit being a #10 in the Premier League.

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