Newcastle seal Perez switch

  • Last Updated: June 6 2014, 13:20 BST

Newcastle United have announced the signing of striker Ayoze Perez from Tenerife on a long-term deal.

Alan Pardew: Has added more firepower to his squad
Alan Pardew: Has added more firepower to his squad

The 20-year-old attracted interest from Newcastle boss Alan Pardew after scoring 16 goals in 34 appearances for the Spanish second tier side.

Ayoze started his career at Tenerife, progressing through the youth ranks, but is relishing his new challenge at St James' Park.

"I'm very happy to be here to start this new adventure," he told the club's official website.

"I'm very eager for it to begin and I'm very pleased to play for this magnificent club.

"Any football player would be interested in playing for such a club and I will earn my position to get in the first team."