Newcastle United will be looking to finish in the top half and may even sneak into European contention if they manage to ensure consistency.
The Magpies somehow managed to creep into 10th position last season and will be looking to finish in a similar position in the current campaign. And, they received a boost recently on the transfer front, as according to the Guardian, summer signing Salomon Rondon stated that he would love to make his loan move permanent.
Salomon Rondon’s move to the north east was confirmed a couple of days before the summer deadline, with West Brom taking Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle in a loan swap.
And, the Venezuelan has already shown moments of promise and hasn’t looked back as he stated this:
“Moving here permanently is my personal target,”
“And the only way to do that of course is to score goals train really, really hard to hold on to my place.
“I first heard of the interest two months ago but negotiations were difficult. I was just waiting. When I gave the answer that I wanted to come here, I was expecting it to happen but it was difficult.”
The Magpies managed to secure the signing of Rondon in the form of a loan deal this summer, but they could look to make it permanent in the future and that looks to be what the player wants.
Indeed, the South American forward has already shown that he can score goals in the Premier League at the Hawthorns and displayed plenty of promise on the opening day of the campaign against Tottenham Hotspur.
So, the Tyneside club have received a boost in their potential permanent pursuit of the striker, as he himself wants to make his loan move permanent.