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Alan Pardew ‘He has technical ability of a great and can reach summit of the game’

6 years ago
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The team selection against West Ham is awaited with much interest, especially when it comes to Alan Pardew playing Ayoze Perez or Papiss Cisse, or both…

Speaking ahead of the game against the Hammers, the Newcastle manager hasn’t held back in his rating of the Spanish striker.

Pardew claims that Ayoze Perez has similar technical ability to some of the greats of the game and has the potential to ‘reach the very summit of the game’.

“He has great technical ability. I have been fortunate enough to work with great technical players and he has that kind of technique that to players have.

“Whether he can transfer that into a physical specimen that can deal with this division, without taking away his speed and agility…there is a balance there somewhere.

“He has improved massively in his strength and when he gets that side of his game, we might have a really good player.”

Our man in Spain;

“We got lucky a little bit with Perez. We had somebody in Spain who works for us and we got wind of this young player.

“We made a special effort to secure him, with his family and with him, it has paid off.

“He has the potential to reach the very summit of the game.”

I wonder if ‘our man in Spain’ is Douglas Hall still ‘working’ out of that Gibraltar office…

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