Salomon Rondon admits no guarantees he’ll be at Newcastle United next season
Salomon Rondon is loving it on Tyneside.
The striker making it seven goals and four assists for the season on Saturday in the win over Huddersfield.
Rondon says his family are happy, he loves the Newcastle fans and ‘If it is possible then of course I would want to stay…’
Recent media reports have claimed that Everton are favourites to buy him in the summer.
The big question for Newcastle fans is whether Mike Ashley will even allow NUFC to put a bid in for Salomon Rondon.
The Venezuelan international turns 30 in September and in Ashley’s twisted logic, that could well mean he can’t see the overwhelming benefits of making sure Rondon stays at St James Park.
The striker has a bit of a hazy memory in claiming 10 Premier League goals in his first season with West Brom, it was actually nine. He then followed up with eight and seven in his other two PL seasons.
Maybe not a totally natural/prolific goalscorer, nevertheless the signs are looking good at Newcastle United.
It is actually seven goals in 19 PL starts this season and actually seven in his last 15, with Almiron added to the team the chances of increasing that rate even further are obvious.
“I feel the love of the fans and that is important to me.
“If it is possible then of course I would want to stay.
“At this stage, nobody knows what’s going to happen.
“It is not completely in my hands but I love the supporters and I love living in the city.
“My family are very happy here but you never know what will happen.
“While I’m here all I can do is try my best, it is an honour to be here and to play for this club.
“When I came off today, it felt like everybody in the stadium were on their feet and that was so emotional, not just for me but my family, too.
“I hope they can see that I’m always trying to do my best but being here is just such a huge privilege for me and those close to me. I am feeling good.
“The gaffer brought me here to score the team and that’s what I’m trying to do, and if I’m not scoring goals then it’s my job to help other players score goals.
“My first season at West Brom was my best in terms of goals, when I got ten in the Premier League, but I feel as though this season is going much better than that one.
“I have seven in the Premier League, eight in all competitions, but I’m a better player now.
“When you are a striker, you have to score to get confidence and to show your quality, so I hope to keep scoring and keep showing it.
“It’s a massive honour for me to wear this shirt because you’re talking about the famous No 9 shirt.
“When you talk about all the famous strikers who have been at this club, from Alan Shearer to all the others, it’s a big thing.
“However, I love that pressure of following in their footsteps, following all that history.
“You want to do justice to that shirt by scoring goals and playing well.
“When you’re not scoring goals it’s important to stay strong and do your best.”
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