Salomon Rondon has made a decision on his Newcastle future

Salomon Rondon wants to secure a permanent move to St James's Park '“ by bringing even more goals to Newcastle.
Salomon Rondon.Salomon Rondon.
Salomon Rondon.

The on-loan striker, handed the No 9 jersey by Rafa Benitez, scored his first two Premier League goals for Newcastle United in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

Rondon’s performance won praise from Alan Shearer, the club’s all-time record goalscorer.

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The 29-year-old revealed that his “personal target” this season was a permanent move to Newcastle after joining the club in August.

Asked about securing a move, Rondon said: “To do that I have to score goals. I’ve started scoring, and I have to keep working. I have to keep doing that to stay.”

Rondon – who has scored three goals in all competitions – isn’t setting himself a goals target this season.

“This is a good question, but I never say the numbers,” said Rondon, under contract at The Hawthorns until the summer of 2020.

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“The most important thing for strikers is to score goals, and even more important is the team. I try to help the team. I came here to help the team.”

Meanwhile, United striker Dwight Gayle, loaned to West Brom as part of the Rondon deal, is open-minded about his future.

“Anything could happen at the end of the season – we’ve just got to wait and see,” said the 28-year-old.