Rondon’s First Interview – I Am Passionate And Happy To Be Here


Rafa has wanted to sing Salomon Rondon for months, and he has finally arrived this afternoon on loan for the season with no option to buy.

Dwight Gayle joined West Brom a couple of hours earlier than Rondon was announced, and again there is no option to buy in his loan contract either.

Salomon’s four-year contract runs out next summer, but West Brom have a one year option which we assume they will take up.

Salomon Rondon – happy to be at Newcastle

Salmon has been interviewed by nufcTV in his very first interview, and this is some of what he had to say on arriving at Newcastle:

“I am very passionate and happy to be here. I can’t wait to get started and meet my new team-mates now.”

“The clubs were talking for a long time but now it is done I can focus on the season. I want to help my team-mates to do well and get the points this season. I’m just happy to be here.”

“It’s a big opportunity for me to come here. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League. The manager too, I understand his targets and was happy to come and play for him.”

“It is a great pleasure for me to wear the number nine because I know its history in this club.”

“A lot of star strikers played here like Alan Shearer and Tino Asprilla. You just say the name Shearer and everyone knows who he is, how good he was and how much he did for this club.”

“And Asprilla is a South American player – he’s Colombian – so we know a lot of the South American players over there.”

“I am Venezuelan and I am now here and I want to make history with this club.”

“For me, I am a striker and so my mentality is that I always have to play with the number nine. “

If Rondon plays well this season the danger for Newcastle with no option to buy in his loan contract is that West Brom could ask a hefty fee for him after Rafa has made him into a better player.

Anyway – that’s in the future – we are delighted to have him on loan for the coming season.

Comments welcome.


219 comments so far

  • Jib

    Aug 6, 2018 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Bienvenido Salomon

    2
  • jane

    Aug 6, 2018 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Hull v Villa …

    1
  • Mitts

    Aug 6, 2018 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Good signing in my opinion, gayle going the other way makes it a terrible deal. That’s us done for the summer, queue a couple of big money bids for players we can’t get over the line just to make it look like they’ve tried.

    21
  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Welcome to the Toon Rondon!!

    3
  • SA Toon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m happy to give Rondon a shot. When we played West Brom last season I was scared of him. He’s a presence in the box and a real handful. Let’s see how he goes and give him a chance.

    10
  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Ashley Out Protest: Saturday 11th August, Northumberland Street true-faith.co.uk/ashley-out-pro… via @tfnufcfanzine

    Anybody else going to this protest on here?

    15
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Jib

    Saying as you’re such and expert on shit if I wore a nappy you’re the guy id have changing it!

    11
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Shire

    Count me in.

    5
  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #10

    OP

    He’d google the shit out of that nappy!

    5
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Jib

    Fancy coming along?

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #12

    OP

    I’ll see you there. I’ll be the lad in the toon top 😉

    3
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Shire

    I’ll have me flat cap and whippet, no shit!

    3
  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #14

    He’ll be in Flannels looking for a nice blouse

    6
  • sing in the corner

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #15

    I will be there for this..

    Howay the lads, Howay the fans!

    4
  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #16

    OP

    Fancy a pint

    6
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Shire

    Definitely, we can talk football whilst jib shops in the lingerie section.

    8
  • Jib

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Waterford vs Cork

    1
  • jazzyp

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Shirebrook

    On the cadge for a pint again lol

    7
  • nufc 11

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Nufc still need a LB and RB and a playmaker id love if we went for mbabu think that was a mistake letting him go he has developed into a cracking player wouldn’t cost the world to buy either.

    5
  • jazzyp

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Ask Posada if he fancies meeting up lads,Always good for a craic

    4
  • Jib

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #22

    OP and Shire
    You can practise your Geordie accents on the Sunday shoppers
    Ha ha ha

    D’you WANNABE in my gang

    Ha ha ha

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #23

    Jazzy

    You up?

    1
  • martoon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Hi guys – it’s the time of the season you’ve all been waiting for – Predictions! I’ve decided to keep it the same as last year despite some suggestions on when will Rafa leave!!
    So the categories are:

    Final League Position
    Final Number of Points
    League Cup Round (2 – Entry, 7 – Final)
    FA Cup Round (3 – Entry, 8 – Final)
    Player of the Season (Blog)
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cup)
    Number of Goals for TGS (League & Cup)

    Could you please put my name in your predictions so I can find them easily – I’ll run this until Saturday Morning so if you want to wait until the Window closes – no problem

    So far I’ve predictions from:
    martoon
    Canuck Mag
    jayphoto
    JohnJ
    NUFCadon
    Lovem or Hatem
    Our Toon
    toon kk
    Rowan
    DicBDoonToon
    geordieboy83
    DubaiMicky
    The next Mike Williamson
    aussiemag
    clinath@ed
    ctommo
    Optimistic Panda
    c-dog
    simon376
    Nostradamus the Geordie
    thatmatt
    supermac69
    Markaccus
    dig-n-dig22
    ronaldo aarons
    Jib
    Dagwoodz
    willowdalerez

    Apologies if I’ve missed yours but just repost and make sure my name is in the post!

    4
  • nufc 11

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #25

    Aaron Moy and joe Bryan with mbabu and we’d be in good fettle

    4
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib

    I’ll practice my byker tea cake if you wanna come along.

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Thanks again Martoon.

    Owe you a pint

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Jib

    Jane’s coming

    5
  • jazzyp

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #29

    OP

    Not till the Sunday for the Chelsea game mate, But we’ll meet up mate.
    be good to put a face to someone on here cos I am fed up of Shirebrooks ugly mug hahaha only joking pal

    5
  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Jazzy

    You know me lol.

    Jib

    Why the Sunday shoppers when it’s on a Saturday? What you doing Saturday. Women’s rugby?

    8
  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Jib will be on shortly :-

    “Well I would have come to the protest but on Saturday mornings I go to the beauty parlour to get my eyebrows plucked”.

    Hahahaha – get in !

    10
  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #32

    OP

    Ignore jazzy. He’s just jealous because he’s got a head like a robbers dog 😛

    3
  • Toonces

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Martoon

    Final League Position: 13th
    Final Number of Points: 41
    League Cup Round: 5
    FA Cup Round: 6
    Player of the Season: Kenedy
    Top Goal Scorer: Rondon
    Number of Goals for TGS: 15

    1
  • martoon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #34

    Cheers Panda – mine’s a virtual lager 😉

    3
  • Jib

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #35

    Mr Tuff did you manage to get your pension
    re-instated or was the misconduct charge upheld ?

    1
  • jazzyp

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Shirebrook

    You think anymore players coming in this week

    1
  • jazzyp

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Soccer Sauce
    ?

    @soccer_sauce
    Follow
    Follow @soccer_sauce

    More
    N’Soki to #NUFC is on. PSG defender to sign in next 48 hours.

    Must be true if good old Sauce say so hahaha ya gotta love em

    2
  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Martoon

    Final League Position: 10th
    Final Number of Points: 46
    League Cup Round: Semis
    FA Cup Round: 4
    Player of the Season: Muto
    Top Goal Scorer: Rondon
    Number of Goals for TGS: 13

    0
  • mac the jaffrey

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #39

    Prediction a la Martoon……..

    Flp= 12th
    Pts= 48
    League cup= qf
    Fa cup= qf
    PoS = Muto
    Tgs= Rondon
    Goals for tgs= 14

    1
  • Bambams

    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Martoon

    Final League Position: 15th
    Final Number of Points: 41
    League Cup Round: 5
    FA Cup Round: 6
    Player of the Season: Muto
    Top Goal Scorer: Rondon
    Number of Goals for TGS: 12

    1
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