Alan Shearer thinks that new signing Salomon Rondon can do well in the Newcastle side.
He points to West Brom not exactly having a free-flowing side over the last three years.
Rondon is here on a season-long loan with no option to buy next summer, and Dwight Gayle went on loan in the opposite direction.
Rondon is a good hold-up player, physical and good in the air, and he could quite a few chances with the way Newcastle play.
Alan Shearer – thinks Salomon Rondon can do well on Tyneside
This is what Shearer said on TalkSPORT yesterday:
“I think in Rondon they’ve got someone who works very hard, will ask questions both ways,”
“Let’s not forget that he’s been playing in a very restricted system under managers at West Bromwich Albion.”
“Hopefully he might be a little bit freer in his play.”
Rafa will know exactly how he wants to use the big striker in the Newcastle team for the coming season.
And we should see the Venezuelan on the bench on Saturday against Tottenham – and maybe he could even start after a full week’s training?
Otherwise, Joselu will start up front.
At West Brom, Salomon played 120 games with 28 goals and 10 assists over three seasons.
It’s going to be an important game on Saturday with Spurs short of many of their top English players because of England doing so well in the World Cup in Russia.
We have an excellent chance to take something out of this game.