Ayoze Perez has been doing some early pre-season training alone in Tenerife during his summer break.
Yesterday (Sunday) though, he took time out to host a ‘Day with Ayoze Perez’, inviting 50 local children between the ages of six and 13 to come along for a special coaching session.
Afterwards, the Newcastle attacking midfielder/striker spoke to the Spanish media who asked him some diverse questions.
Asked about what his intentions were after relegation, Ayoze Perez says that he was part of the team that went down and intends to be in the best possible shape when he returns to Newcastle to put that right – the United squad returning this week to the training ground.
This interview in Spain coinciding with new claims that four Premier League clubs are after the Spaniard, according to media in England.
However, as well as football matters, Spain appears to be equally caught up in the Brexit vote last week by the UK, with Ayoze Perez asked about his opinion and how it will affect him.
Ayoze Perez speaking to El Dia:
“It was not a good year collectively or individually but I scored some goals – you have to take the positives and think about what is to come.
“It’s going to be tough but in the career of a player there will always be obstacles in front of you.
“I have a contract until 2021, I was part of the relegation and I am now preparing to return there at my best”.
“I heard, I have received some news about it, but being here on my vacation, it is not the time to dwell on that matter. What has to happen will happen.
“I do not know and I do not want to think too much about what will happen, only interested in training. I have not had a chance to discuss the matter with my team-mates, nor the club. I have my head elsewhere and I do not know what this will all bring.”
— Ayoze Perez (@AyozePG) June 24, 2016