After Nolberto Solano left Newcastle United in 2007 as part of the Sam Allardyce clean out, supporters never really got a chance to take in just how class he was for the Magpies – with numerous fans taking that opportunity now after being reminded of a masterclass at Anfield.
Allan Saint-Maximin’s hamstring injury has had the Newcastle fanbase pondering who they should play on the left-hand side in place of the Frenchman, with some suggesting a tactical switch around, while one supporter simply floated the idea of inserting someone like Christian Atsu to fill the void – but it’s likely all of them wish they could turn back the clock and put Solano there.
The Peruvian established himself as a real favourite at St. James’ Park, partially due to his affinity with scoring iconic long-range efforts – with the former Aston Villa man going on to make 295 appearances in a black and white jersey, scoring 48 goals and assisting 11 others, as per Transfermarkt.
As a result, supporters have flocked to hail the former player on Twitter due to a clip re-emerging of him putting on a showcase away to Liverpool – here’s what they had to say.
— Matthew owen (@grdmttymtthw) December 12, 2019
What a player!
— Arron Cooper (@Arroncooper1892) December 12, 2019
His winner in the 4-3 over Leeds is one of my favourite football moments
— Adam Duda (@Ad4mDuda) December 12, 2019
— All Good (@NUFC_GRB) December 12, 2019
Nobby and Dyer used to link up superbly. Having said that Solano was one of those players that made all those around him look better
— Tampers (@Tampers86) December 12, 2019
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Some of the 1 touch football being shown there man! 🤤 those were the days 😢
— Adam Lee (@adam7lee) December 12, 2019
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