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Matt Ritchie So Impressed With Newcastle’s New Players

Matt Ritchie has been on talkSPORT, and he has talked about two new arrivals at Newcastle this season.

One is Salomon Rondon, the West Brom striker who is on loan for the season at Newcastle.

The other is Miguel Almiron who we signed permanently from Atlanta United on the last day of the January transfer window.

Both players have been excellent acquisitions by manager Rafa Benitez and have made us a much better attacking side from a year ago.

Both players are also already extremely popular with the fans, and both are hard workers who wanted to come to Newcastle United.

Salomon Rondon and Miguel Almiron
Two new arrivals this season

Rondon has scored 10 goals for us so far this season with 9 coming in the Premier League.

Miguel is still settling into the team, but we have already seen what a great acquisition he can be for the Newcastle side over the next few years.

This is what Matt Ritchie told TalkSport about the two new arrivals:

“He’s been fantastic for us,” “He’s a great character, and his goals are priceless.”

“He has been fantastic since the day he walked through the door. He has given us (the wide players) a target to hit and gets us up the pitch.”

“Almiron’s a threat and gives us something we haven’t really had,”

“He likes to run with the ball, run behind the opposition back line), and he’s going to be a fans’ favourite, that’s for sure.”

Rondon has proven himself to be an excellent center-forward who can hold the ball up and he can score goals too.

Miguel has terrific pace and skill and is willing to run at the opposition and (scare them to death and) get to the byline to put over those dangerous crosses.

In the five games Almiron has started this year, we have scored 9 goals and that’s much better than our average of one per game – we have 31 goals in 31 league games this year.

Now we need to press on and get as many points as we can in our 7 remaining games this season.

Howay the Lads!!


3 comments so far

  • martoon

    Mar 20, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #1

    So tell me Matt if Almiron is such a threat why is it that you never pass to him? 😀

  • dannyodyssey

    Mar 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Must be something personal…..

  • Ben Afri

    Mar 21, 2019 at 6:50 AM

    Comment #3

    I ask myself the same question. But after some thought, Rafa always gets his teams playing the way he has methodically planned. If this is the case, perhaps Rafa wants Richie to use Miggy to stretch the backline by running to the line, allowing Richie to pass inside. My only gripe with that is that he tends to pass back into our centre backs.


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