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Salomon Rondon Has Looked “Very Good” In Training This Week

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.


Comments welcome.

45 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #41

    Oops there goes another dig trying to blame and shame fans who go. Don’t listen to these insurgents

  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #42

    Yoshiniro Muto – Salomon Rondo – Ki SY – Kenedy
    Martin Dubravka and Fabian Schär
    sounds lush
    but it’s miles from the truth

  • SUTTY1978

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #43

    Looking at the YouTube clip, Marlon looks a bit like Mbemba but slower and with less experience.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #44

    Well Charnley, had you thought this one through or is “the work permit couldn’t be sorted” going to be excuse number 382 ?

    After news that Newcastle have now agreed a loan deal to sign Barcelona defender Marlon Santos, North-East reporter George Caulkin has admitted that the Brazilian’s work permit ‘will be an issue’.

    Catalan paper ‘Sport’ broke the news this afternoon, claiming the 22-year old has now agreed a season-long loan move to St James’ Park, however the deal looks set to hinge on whether or not he’ll be granted a work permit.

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #45

    Rob Lee is wrong about the squad! It’s definitely stronger than the one that finished last season! The point is, are all the other squads more stronger!
    However and more importantly, Ashley has missed the chance to let Rafa build a team that could challenge for Europe and Rafa will most likely leave at the end of the season.


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