Newcastle’s official twitter account is very rarely the bearer of good news and today the tweet that the fans have seen has left them fuming. The Magpies tweeted, with a link to the Newcastle website, that striker Salomon Rondon would miss this weekend’s clash with Leicester City with a thigh injury and the supporters are livid.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 27 September 2018
The Venezuelan striker was taken off at halftime last weekend during the 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park and now it seems that the thigh problem he suffered was more serious than they thought. Rondon will be absent for the clash at St James Park with Leicester, meaning that the club’s only other out-and-out number nine, Joselu will have to play against Claude Puel’s Foxes.
The fans are already questioning why the club signed Rondon and comparisons are being drawn to Islam Slimani, who was signed on-loan from Leicester last January and failed to score a single goal in his time at the club before being sent back to The King Power Stadium after his abysmal spell on Tyneside. The Geordies will hope that Rondon’s time at the club isn’t quite as bad as Slimani’s but so far he’s made a shocking start.
You can read The Magpies’ verdict on Rondon’s injury blow here:
Pointless signing just like Slimani was. Imagine getting rid of Gayle and Mitrovic who are clearly goalscorers. Anyone disputes Gayle clearly needs to remember the fact he came up with some important goals to keep the club up.
— CE (@Calvo98_) 27 September 2018
Starting to have a Slimani vibe
— Northern Aperture (@northernapphoto) September 27, 2018
Our loans strikers are cursed? First, Slimani. Now, Rondon. And we keep seeing Joselu in the team, my god!!
— Henrique Netto (@henriquenettoo) September 27, 2018
Selling Mitrovic was a suicidal sale. Coming back to hurt us with each passing day.
— Craig Forsyth (@CraigForsyth_) September 27, 2018
Useless sicknote Leicester could tear us apart with their pace they have far better players than us we need to try and win the game and that will leave us exposed I see us losing and the pressure mounting.
— ToonArmy (@CaptainJLasc) September 27, 2018
You can't really miss what you never had! Bloke's not been fit since he came……. good job we spent all that money on a fit for purpose squad eh?
— Kevin Hunter (@KevinHunter2408) September 27, 2018
Hes terrible. Why sign him lol?
— PanamaKorps (@panamakorps507) 27 September 2018
The Geordies are fuming with the Rondon blow and will be hoping they can still get a result against Leicester by some miracle.