Salomon Rondon signed for us on Monday and he is training with the Newcastle squad this week so he should get some playing time against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
If he doesn’t start the game we expect he will make his bow sometime in the second half.
It looks like he has already impressed captain Jamaal Lascelles in training this week.
And Alan Shearer thinks Salomon can do very well at Newcastle – who are a more attacking side than West Brom are – so Alan thinks he will get more chances to score on Tyneside.
Salomon Rondon – has looked “very good” in training
The players not speaking to the press has ended today – after Jamaal Lascelles reported within the last hour the players’ bonus payments have been agreed after positive talks with the hierarchy.
That’s really good news.
This is what Jamaal has said about Rondon today as reported in the Chronicle:
“Rondon’s a very good signing – a very powerful player, fast, strong.”
“I didn’t play against West Brom away but when we played them at home, in terms of physicality, he’s probably one of the toughest strikers I’ve played against.”
“He’s strong, he can run in behind, he can win headers and he works hard for the team. He’s experienced in the Premier League.”
“So I think that’s going to give us a massive boost and since he’s been training with us he’s looked really good.”
That’s more good news from Jamaal who seems to be talking a lot to the press today – good for him.