Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez has told The Chronicle that he is open to playing out of position this season.
With Papiss Cisse and Aleksandar Mitrovic ahead of him in the pecking order, the 22-year-old Spaniard will have to fight for a place in the starting line-up.
The former Spain Under-21 international was deployed as a left-winger at times in pre-season, and he seems open to the idea of playing there when the 2015-16 campaign gets underway.
“Playing out there I can keep in touch with the ball and get plenty of touches,” Perez told The Chronicle. “That’s more comfortable for me. I’ll play wherever the gaffer asks me to.”
Encouraging for Newcastle
Perez’s comments should be encouraging for Newcastle, as they show that the youngster is ready to do his bit for the team.
Instead of moaning and complaining about a potential lack of playing time, the youngster is ready to reinvent himself and add more facets to his game.
The former Tenerife forward was arguably Newcastle’s best player last season, helping the Magpies stave off relegation to the Championship.
Perez scored seven goals and created 27 chances in 36 Premier League matches for the Magpies during the 2014-15 campaign.