Salomon Rondon is fast becoming a huge favorite with Newcastle fans and of course, if he keeps scoring goals for us it will remain like that.
His goal direct from a free kick on Saturday showed Rondon has great technique and he seems to love playing for Newcastle.
But he’s like Alan Shearer in that he loves it a lot more when he scores for Newcastle.
Rondon also has a terrific temperament and great character and he seems inspired by the Newcastle fans when he plays both home and away.
Rafa has always said Rondon is a very good player and the Venezuelan seems to be following Rafa’s advice and concentrating only on his game while his future at Newcastle remains uncertain.
Salomon Rondon at Bournemouth on Saturday
That sometimes is difficult when your future is so uncertain, but credit to Rondon – he’s showing he’s a top-class professional.
This is what Rafa has said in the Chronicle today about his center-forward:
“He’s doing well for us, and he knows that the main thing he has to do is just to keep scoring goals and try to help the team.”
“Sometimes he can do that by scoring goals, sometimes it’s just by pressing the defenders, or holding the ball up, or linking with other players.”
“Things like that. I think he knows what we need from him, and he must keep doing that.”
The 29-year-old was born to play for Newcastle – so let’s hope we can keep him at the club for a few years yet.
Rondon says he and his young family are settled on Tyneside and one thing Mike Ashley has to do for Rafa this summer is to ensure Rondon is at Newcastle for the long term.
Salomon is the perfect center-forward for the team Rafa has built so far at Newcastle.