VIDEO: Ayoze Perez beats three defenders to score one of FOUR goals

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The Newcastle United striker provided a moment of individual brilliance in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

How Newcastle could do with a clinical striker right now.

But they may have already got one... in Ayoze Perez.

The Spaniard was signed from Tenerife this summer and is yet to break his duck for the Magpies.

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Indeed, as Opta stats show, Perez has played just 52 league minutes for Newcastle so far this season.

But his latest display on Tyneside might just have fast-tracked him into Alan Pardew's squad for the Premier League clash at Swansea City this weekend.

Pardew needs new ideas - there is a strong case for him to start 17-year-old Adam Armstrong at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, for instance - and the above video is evidence for why Perez may be worth a punt.

Newcastle's strikers have been misfiring all season, barring a half-an-hour spell from Papiss Cisse that saw the Senegalese forward score twice after returning from injury, and the 21-year-old has just scored no less than four goals in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

One of them, seen in the video, was a stunner, as he beat no less than three defenders before coolly slotting the ball into the bottom corner, as those watching cheered 'Ayo!'

The only problem for the Magpies was that the goal came against League Two opposition in Carlisle United. The talent, though, is still there for all to see.

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