According to a report from the Times, Manchester United look set to target former Newcastle United striker Solomon Rondon after they missed on previous target Krzysztof Piatek – resulting in a wave of Magpies supporters begging for the former striker to return to St. James’ Park instead.
Rondon, who scored 12 goals and assisted seven others during his time at Newcastle in all competitions (Tranfermarkt), currently plies his trade with Dalian Yifang in the Chinese Super League under former Magpies boss Rafael Benitez. The Venezuelan, who is potentially seen as a better alternative to record signing Joelinton by supporters, beats the Brazilian in almost every statistical aspect except aerial duels – with Joelinton garnering a superior 5.4 battles won in the air compared to Rondon’s 4.6 when he played for the club last season, as per WhoScored.com.
However, Rondon beats the former Hoffenheim striker in shots per game (2.8) and key passes (1) while racking up more goals and assists in the league – potentially highlighting the fact he is indeed a better alternative.
Here’s how Magpies supporters begged to have him back on Twitter.
100% we have gone from him to Joelinton
— Mark (@mja1980) January 30, 2020
Proven goalscorer, should never have let him go.
— wayne mann (@waynekmann) January 30, 2020
In a heartbeat
— Denis Taylor (@ToonDen) January 30, 2020
I’d personally go pick him up
— Paul Chilton (@chilly866) January 30, 2020
— ian douglas (@Ian1973) January 30, 2020
Should have been signed in the first place, already proven as Rafa knew.
— Darren Robinson NUFC (@dazrob477) January 30, 2020
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