Salomon Rondon has admitted to enjoying life at Newcastle United and wants to secure a permanent move following the 2018/19 season.
The Venezuelan forward is currently on loan from West Bromwich Albion for the entire season. The Baggies received Dwight Gayle in exchange.
Rondon did have to overcome a few injury problems early on in his Tyneside career and now has registered 5 goals for the season. He netted the ball twice in the 2-1 win against Bournemouth last month and also scored the game-winner against Huddersfield Town 10 days back.
Speaking to the press regarding his transfer, Rondon said, “Yes, of course. I am very grateful for the effort the club made to bring me in and for the confidence of the coach and the welcome of the fans. For all these reasons I’d like to continue, but we’ll see what happens.”
Newcastle United have struggled to score the ball this season, managing the second lowest record of 14 goals in the league. Losing one of their prime scorers could spell further trouble in the coming years.
Gayle did miraculously well for the Magpies in the Championship but turned out to be a flop in the top-flight. Rondon, on the other hand, is a proven goal scorer in the Premier League and also a dominant figure in the opposition box.
However, with Mike Ashley in charge Benitez should expect a few hiccups in signing the 29-year-old for good next summer.