Rafael Benitez comments about Newcastle’s Salomon Rondon encouraging

Rafael Benitez the head coach

Salomon Rondon joined Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

Jose Salomon Rondon of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has told The Northern Echo that the fans will see the best of West Bromwich Albion-owned striker Salomon Rondon in the next few months.

Rondon joined Premier League club Newcastle on a season-long loan deal from Championship side West Brom in the summer transfer window.

The 28-year-old has not scored in 166 minutes of Premier League football for the Magpies so far this season, but the striker did find the target in their 3-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest away from home at the City Ground in the Carabao Cup last week.

Newcastle manager Benitez has said that fans will see the best of Rondon in the next few months following his encouraging display against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League this past weekend.

Benitez told The Northern Echo about Rondon: “He is doing well, but he can still improve. He will need match fitness, so we need to play games. He will continue training, and hopefully we will see the best of him in a few months.

“I think he is giving us something, but he can still improve. He came after an injury with West Brom and came late. Now, these games are very important for him.”

Rafael Benitez the head coach

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Rondon is a good striker, and the Venezuela international will be a key player for Newcastle this season.

The West Brom-owned striker will have to score the goals needed for the Magpies to stave off relegation to the Championship at the end of the season.

Although the 28-year-old was not prolific at West Brom, it must be noted that it is hard for any striker to score goals regularly in Tony Pulis’s system.

Jose Salomon Rondon of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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