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Ayoze Perez ignored by Spain as 34 year old former Arsenal star preferred after 4 year absence

3 years ago

Ayoze Pererz as repeatedly talked about wanting to play in La Liga.

Turning 26 this coming July, the Spanish striker has increasingly indicated that that time (to play in La Liga) could come aong very soon, unless Newcastle United start showing some ambition, beginning with convincing Rafa Benitez to stay on.

Running alongside his La Liga ambitions, Ayoze Perez has also said time after time how he is hoping for a call up for his country.

Perez clearly of the belief that playing Spanish domestic football can only help that.

The latest Spain squad has just been announced on Friday.

Luis Enrique naming his squad ahead of this summer’s European Qualifiers against Faroe Island on June 7 and Sweden on June 10.

No doubt Ayoze Perez was eagerly awaiting the announcement after ending the season with eight goals in his final nine Premier League matches.

Luis Enrique has made a couple of new/surprise additions but they don’t play for Newcastle United.

It will be difficult for Ayoze Perez to take, when the Spain boss has instead preferred former Arsenal and now Villarreal attacking midfielder Santi Cazorla.

He turns 35 this coming December but has been called up to the Spain national side for the first time in four years.

Cazorla has scored four goals in La Liga this season, compared to 12 for Perez.

In addition, Luis Enrique is also giving new players a chance, with Real Sociedad attacker Mikel Oyarzabal getting his first call-up, the striker scoring 13 La Liga goals this season.

Needless to say, being overlooked yet again, will have done little to discourage Ayoze Perez from wondering if a move to La Liga might be more beneficial to his international chances.


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