Did on-loan West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon do enough, bearing in mind he scored a brace against AFC Bournemouth at the weekend, to earn him a Newcastle United contract?
Will the Magpies be in a position to fork out around £16m and take him on a permanent basis when his loan expires at the end of the season?
Will Rafa be around in the summer to make this sort of decision?
Will WBA be willing to sell?
— Salomón Rondón (@salorondon23) November 10, 2018
Dilemma & Decisions
One decent performance does not define a season; having said that the 29-year-old Venezuela international has finally got people talking.
Man of the Match
Team of the Week
BBC football correspondent Garth Crooks named Salomon in his team of the week.
“I saw a lot of Salomon Rondon at West Brom, and I came to the conclusion that here was a willing runner who was a little goal shy. Well, against Bournemouth the Newcastle striker put that notion to bed with two well-taken goals.
“His second was especially impressive, although he should have had a hat-trick. I also noticed that the Venezuela international is sporting a new figure. A much leaner and meaner Rondon.
“Rafael Benitez appears to have got hold of the striker and put him through a serious fitness programme. It looks like it’s working.”
???? Salomón Rondón spoke to NUFC TV after his brace helped Newcastle United record a 2-1 win over @afcbournemouth on Saturday afternoon.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 10, 2018
Another media outlet picked Rondon.
Player ratings vs. AFCB
Based on the season so far how do you rate his overall performances, out of 10?