Date: 12th November 2018 at 10:47am
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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?

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.

Salomon Rondon

“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.”

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Another media outlet picked Rondon.

Team of the Week provided by Sofascore LiveScore

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Based on the season so far how do you rate his overall performances, out of 10?

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