‘He’s surprised me!’ Newcastle United boss admits forward’s ability has been a big plus

first_img Ayoze Perez in action 1 Ayoze Perez has signed a new contract with Newcastle and manager Steve McClaren is delighted.The forward has extended his stay at St. James’ Park for another five-and-a-half years having become a key player for the Magpies over the last 18 months.The Spaniard, who joined Newcastle from Tenerife in 2014, has scored five goals for the Premier League strugglers this term and has now been rewarded with a new deal, warding off interest from United.“Ayoze has proved himself to be a very good player and I am delighted he has extended his contract here,” manager McClaren said.“He has surprised me in terms of his ability. He can change a game, win a game and has scored some important goals for us this season. He has been a big plus.“There is a lot more to come from Ayoze and that will happen in a Newcastle United shirt.”last_img read more