Rafa Benitez has said that he can help Salomon Rondon stay at Newcastle United permanently.
The Venezuela international has been in decent form this season and scored in the Magpies’ victory against Huddersfield Town.
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has said that he is ready to help on loan striker Salomon Rondon stay back at St James Park on a permanent basis. The Venezuela international has clinched six goals so far this season and was on target against Huddersfield Town in the Magpies’ last encounter since his arrival at the Tyneside club during the summer transfer window on loan from West Bromwich Albion with Dwight Gayle moving the other way.
The Spanish gaffer said, “I am happy with him, but still he can improve.”
He added, “I don’t want to give too much credit to him, and I mean by that that I don’t want to take too much credit from the others. He is doing a great job for the team, but we have to support him a little bit more. If he has more support, if he has more crosses and passes into him, then he will score more goals because he can do it. Anyone can do it if you give them more assists, but I think with Salomon, if the team puts the ball in the right position then he will also be on the end of the crosses, or at the end of the passes.”
On being asked whether he would like to sign him permanently, Benitez said, “It will be fine. Hopefully he can start scoring a lot of goals, and then you can ask me this in a few weeks and hopefully it can be positive then, too. He has not surprised me. He knows he can improve – so he will work hard. His strength maybe is to hold the ball.”
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