Salomon Rondon's message to Alan Shearer over Newcastle No 9 'honour'

Salomon Rondon has told Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer that he'll do his best to wear the No 9 shirt with pride.

Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 9:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 9:43 am
Alan Shearer

Rondon yesterday completed his season-long loan move to the Magpies, with Dwight Gayle moving in the opposite direction to West Bromwich Albion.

Rondon was handed Gayle's No 9 shirt at Newcastle, and says he will give his all to try and do the famous jersey justice.

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Shearer, the most famous wearer of the strip in modern times at Newcastle, tweeted Rondon to wish him good luck.

And the Venezuelan international replied: "Many thanks, @alanshearer!!! It makes me very proud and it's an honour to wear the number 9 shirt that you had so much success in. I'll be giving my all to do the shirt justice."