There was instant chemistry between Almiron, Perez, and Rondon what they first plated together in early February after Newcastle finally brought in the 24-year-old Paraguayan from Atlanta United.
Rafa had wanted him in the summer of 2017 after we had been promoted and that is one of the reasons Rafa was so frustrated in that summer two years ago.
It led Rafa to say he was buying the players he could rather than the one he wanted to buy.
Salomon Rondon – may not be staying at Newcastle
That was a statement specifically about Almiron becasue (as usual) Mike Ashley wouldn’t open the Newcastle coffers to buy Almiron.
Rondon and Perez had started to play well together even before Almiron arrived and Miguel gave us a whole new threat on the left wing with his speed and sill.
Perez has itchy feet at the moment and seems more interested in leaving Newcastle than staying.
As for Rondon, he turns 30 in September, and Rafa faces a fight with the owner to buy him for £16.5M from West bro in the summer.
It’s doubtful Ashley will cough up that kind of money for Rondon.
Let’s not forget that Perez has 12 goals this season (11 in PL) and Rondon has 11 goals (10 goals in PL).
So 21 goals are coming from these two players – we have scored 38 goals in the PL – so they are providing 55% of our league goals this season.