Not only did Rondon bully Lovren all night, he caused havoc in the box to play a part in Atsu’s opener and scored a brilliant goal of his own, smashing a first-time shot past Alisson to make it 2-2 in the second half.
The striker has been named the club’s player of the season 2018/19 season, with him not only bagging 11 goals and 8 assists in all competitions but holding up the ball, giving us a presence up top and working his socks off week in, week out.
The fact he gave Virgil Van Dijk such a tough test on Saturday showed just how much of a handful he is, with the Dutch centre-back and PFA player of the year often breezing through games at the back.
Former Mag Andros Townsend has also made his team of the week following his goal and impressive display at Cardiff, while Liverpool’s Alexander Arnold is also named in his side after bagging two assists in their 3-2 win at St James’ Park.
Rondon will head back to West Brom in a few weeks time, but it would be an absolute crime if we refused to sign him on a permanent deal.
The role he plays in our side is absolutely priceless, with him showing no signs of losing form or fitness as he approaches his 30’s.
Whether the Baggies earn promotion or not (something that will alter the price we’ll be quoted), he’s the first signing we must make after Benitez.