Newcastle fans are all well aware that it will be a very long time before they have a player on their books who can overcome Alan Shearer’s record of 148 Premier League goals for the club. On the weekend, though, Ayoze Perez grabbed two to put him on 27, overtaking Michael Owen in 13th, and the Geordies believe he can make it to 2nd on that list.
— Ayoze Perez (@AyozePG) 11 March 2019
The flashy Spaniard’s achievement may have gone unnoticed until he put out the above tweet, although they all know now. The Magpies seem to love that the 25-year-old has got his targets, and whilst the tweet claimed he was aiming for the top ten, he only needs two goals for that to happen. After that point, the striker will be looking up at the likes of Rob Lee, Nobby Solano, Andy Cole and Les Ferdinand as the names he wants to usurp.
Assuming that Ayoze Perez and co at St James Park can make staying the Premier League routine over the next four or five seasons and Rafa Benitez stays, there really is no reason why the ex-Tenerife star can’t make it to second on that list. Peter Beardsley currently sits in that spot, yet with 20 goals to go in the top flight until he betters the former NUFC coach, there really is no reason why the Spaniard can’t do it, and the fans would all love it if he did manage the feat.
You can read those fans’ messages for Perez here:
No reason why you cant get to second over the next couple of years Ayoze
— Leroy (@LeroyNUFC) March 11, 2019
Let’s do this Ayoze son
— Toonfan (@ataylor1892) 12 March 2019
What position are you aiming for?! Stay long enough to get up to second place and we’ll be happy…
— David Tench (@DT3NCH) 11 March 2019
No reason why you can’t reach #2.
— Liam (@ldabbs89) March 12, 2019
Could go second ?top spot but good luck Ayoze thanks for all you give
— Frank Turner (@frank6491) March 12, 2019
47 would do nicely for now
— hardy (@hardy27) March 12, 2019
Easy make 2nd
— david (@davidddd_2) 12 March 2019
You can make Number 2.
— Tony Armstrong (@tonyarmUK) March 12, 2019
The Magpies want nothing more than to see Perez pushing himself and trying to make history, and will hope to look back on him one day as their 2nd all-time top Premier League goalscorer.