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Perez will play anywhere for Magpies

2017-08-10 10:24:00, Views: 286, ClubCall

Perez will play anywhere for Magpies

Versatile forward Ayoze Perez insists he is willing to play in any position to help Newcastle survive in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old has spent the past three seasons at St James' Park and has been deployed as an attacking midfielder and an out-and-out striker at times, netting 25 goals from 114 appearances in all competitions.

However, he was mainly used as a 'number 10' by Rafa Benitez last term to provide support to the main striker, as the Magpies won the Championship to return to the top flight.

The former Spain Under-21 ace is one of the best finishers at the club and scored in last Sunday's 2-0 win over Hellas Verona.

He is now waiting to hear where the Spanish tactician will send him out against Tottenham in the season-opener on Sunday but is happy to play anywhere required.

"I can do both positions - as a No 10 or a striker," he said. "I feel comfortable in any of them. If the gaffer needs me as a striker, I can do that job. I felt really, really good against Verona.

"He will make his decision, and I will adapt myself to any position."


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