Newcastle confirm new long-term deal for young star

first_img Ayoze Perez Ayoze Perez has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with Newcastle.The Spanish forward has been an impressive performer for the Magpies since arriving from CD Tenerife in June 2014.He has made 63 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals, and has featured in 21 of Newcastle’s 23 Premier League games this season.“It’s a special day for me, a big day for me,” the 22-year-old told the club’s official website.“The truth is I’m really happy here, so it’s a good thing for me – and I hope it’s the same for the Geordie family.“Newcastle gave me everything and I’m really pleased to sign this new contract.”Newcastle manager Steve McClaren added: “I am delighted that Ayoze has signed a new deal.“He is a very good player with huge potential and someone we believe has a very big future at Newcastle United.“We are building this club for the long-term and Ayoze is a very important part of that.”The announcement of Perez’s new deal came shortly after Newcastle confirmed the loan signing of striker Seydou Doumbia. 1last_img read more