Newcastle summer signing expresses joy that he's playing at St. James' Park

Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez appears to be loving his time at St. James' Park.

Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez has told the Chronicle of his delight at how well his move to St. James' Park has gone so far.

Perez, who transferred to Newcastle last summer, believes that his move to Tyneside has changed his life, with his reputation seemingly growing by the game.

The Spaniard looks to be one of the most exciting young prospects in the Premier League and he is clearly enjoying his time with Newcastle.

“The truth is that I could not ask for more – 2014 has been a great year in every way,” he said.

“It is wonderful how things have gone so well in no time. It has changed my life. I’ve gone from almost not playing at Tenerife to playing in the Premier League. The jump has been great and I’m delighted that we have assimilated it so quickly. I’m delighted with how quickly things have changed for me so much.

“As I said, 2014 was a great year for me and I just hope that 2015 follows the same line."

As is the way with modern day football, Perez's form has seen him linked with some of the country's biggest clubs.

The likes of Manchester United and Arsenal are said to be interested in Perez according to the Telegraph, but his comments today suggest that he has no desire to leave.

That will be good news for Newcastle as he is a player they will be hoping to build their side around for many years to come.

Perez has shown his creativity and skill, but there have also been flashes of his goalscoring instincts and if he can start hitting the back of the net with greater regularity, then he will become the complete striker.

So far this season Perez has notched five times and if he can increase that total slightly before the end of the campaign, he will be able to look back on a very productive first year in English football.

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