It’s fair to say that Salomon Rondon has become quite popular at Newcastle United this season. The big Venezuelan has been a key part of the Magpies’ survival bid, and has provided most of the goals that have kept them in the Premier League, alongside Ayoze Perez. Realistically, it was always a toss up as to which one of those two would win the club’s player of the year award, and there will be few on Tyneside disputing Rondon being given the accolade over the Spaniard. The 29-year-old took to Twitter to celebrate his gong, and supporters were loving it. The striker has been a lethal threat in front of goal, popping up with a number of timely interventions in key matches, but has also been a key figure in the creative side of the Magpies’ game, often dropping deep and creating chances for those around him. Certainly, it is no coincidence that Perez is in the form of his life playing alongside the South American. It is obvious, therefore, why the fans want him to stay beyond the end of his loan spell from West Brom, but things are rarely as simple as fans would like them to be. The reality is that should they get promoted, the Baggies will surely want their man back, and even if they don’t, their asking price will have rocketed after a stellar campaign. Until a resolution is met, and the Toon Army can do is wait nervously.
Nothing but Newcastle have gathered some of the best tweets below:
You can have all my Pokemon cards if you stay you Venezuelan prince. Including the shinies
You're a VERY large part of the reason we've survived. You've got every right to be proud at what you've done here. Make no mistake, the vast majority of the fans want you stay.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) May 9, 2019
You better be back next you absolute unit! #NUFC
— Ben Broad (@JarnyBen) May 9, 2019
— Petesy (@OwenPeterson79) May 9, 2019
Thank you for everything Salomón, some wonderful moments this season. You were immense
— Sunday Morning Pint (@SMPint) May 10, 2019
You’ve been massive for the toon ⚫️⚪️
You’ve been class
I'd be ecstatic if you and Rafa are starting next season at NUFC.
— Giles Phrase (@GilesPhrase) May 9, 2019