Former Newcastle United striker Mick Quinn has backed Salomon Rondon to get 15 goals this season – also praising the striker’s hold up play work rate.
The big Venezuelan is a real handful and a hard worker, however he’s yet to show he’s prolific since arriving in England with West Brom back in 2015 – scoring just shy of 30 goals in three seasons.
That being said, he’s not always had it easy at West Brom, and I am a firm believer that Rafa Benitez will get much more out of him than the likes of Tony Pulis and Alan Pardew could at The Hawthorns.
Ex-NUFC striker Mick Quinn has clearly been impressed the early signs, with him bagging a goal and an assist in two starts – also scoring twice for Venezuela during this week’s international break:
“Rondon’s forte is holding the ball up and working tirelessly but the most important thing is you’ve got to get players around him. Supporting him quicker is one area Newcastle United need to improve on.
“I think Rondon will get you 15 goals a season.”
Based on his time at West Brom, Rondon hasn’t managed to score over 10 goals during a full season in England (see stats below), however he has scored over 15 goals three times in the last eight seasons – with him only failing to get into double figures once:
- 2017/18 – 10 goals (WBA)
- 2016/17 – 8 goals (WBA)
- 2015/16 – 10 goals (WBA)
- 2014/15 – 20 goals (Zenit)
- 2013/14 – 20 goals (Zenit)
- 2012/13 – 13 goals (Rubin Kazan)
- 2011/12 – 11 goals (Malaga)
- 2010/11 – 16 goals (Malaga)
Do you think Rondon will get into double figures?
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