Ex-NUFC striker reveals why Salomon Rondon will be a ‘top signing’ for Benitez – Great to hear

Former NUFC striker Mick Quinn has taken to Twitter to praise new NUFC signing Salomon Rondon, explaining why the 28-year old will prove to be a ‘top short term signing’ for Rafa Benitez.

Quinn – who scored 57 goals in 110 games for Newcastle from 1989 to 1992 – knows a thing or two about scoring goals at St James’ Park, and he’s backing Rondon to shine.

Here’s what he’s had to say on Twitter following the Venezuelan’s arrival, believing his strength, his team/hold up play and his ability to run the channels will see him prove to be a real success under Benitez:

“Rondon a top short term signing. He is strong ,a team player who holds the ball well and doesn’t mind running the channels..and can score a goal or 2′

“Shame Gayle has to go on a similar deal – they probably could have linked up well together

“Howay The Lads!”

I’d agree with Mick on this one.

Rondon may not have been the most of prolific in recent season, averaging just shy of 10 a season in all competitions for West Brom, however he’ll offer much more than just goals.

He’ll run himself into the ground, he’s a powerhouse (and someone who actually know how to use his physicality), he’s strong in the air and he’s more mobile than some would give him credit for.

Time will tell if he can start finding the net a little more regularly under Rafa’s guidance, but he’s certainly a player who I back to fit nicely into our system – being an undoubted an upgrade on Joselu.

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One thought on “Ex-NUFC striker reveals why Salomon Rondon will be a ‘top signing’ for Benitez – Great to hear

  1. I’ve watched Rondon quite a few times and he looks a dangerous striker, the type that defenders don’t like playing against. He’s played in a poor side for a while, now and still looked decent, especially in the way he holds the ball and brings in the runners. I reckon he’ll do well with Kenedy and Ritchie providing for him and linking up with him. Muto will, hopefully, gel with him and he should get the best out of Perez and Ki.

    I know we haven’t spent much and I’ve felt total despair, these last few weeks and yes, he isn’t a world class striker that will guarantee 20+ goals per season, but I think Rafa’s building a half decent squad. Hopefully, we’ll get a few more, maybe a left back, another striker and a centre back, but I’m not holding my breath!

    I’m starting to feel a wee bit more excited, now. Howay the lads!

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