Salomon Rondon takes to Twitter after Copa America heroics

Salomon Rondon told of his “pride” after Venezuela held Copa America favourites Brazil to goalless draw.

By Miles Starforth
Wednesday, 19 June, 2019, 17:00
Salomon Rondon.

The hosts had three goals disallowed and were booed off in Salvador.

Rondon – who scored 12 goals for loan club Newcastle United last season – posted a team photograph on Twitter after the game. He tweeted: “Proud of this family, let’s keep on working!”

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Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel said: "We played an almost perfect game against a team of brilliant individuals. Long live VAR.”

Meanwhile, United manager Rafa Benitez will want to re-sign Rondon – if he himself stays at the club beyond June 30, when his contract expires.

Newcastle’s hierarchy blocked a permanent move for the 29-year-old last summer – because of his age. Rondon, again, has a £16.5million release clause in his West Bromwich Albion contract.