Salomon Rondon admits he does not know if he will be a Newcastle player next season as doubts surround his future.
The Venezuela international scored his 11th goal of the season in Saturday evening’s 3-2 home defeat by Liverpool to further underline how important he has been to boss Rafael Benitez’s team during his season-long loan spell from West Brom.
Rondon’s hopes of staying at St James’ Park could depend in part on Benitez’s continued presence as the 59-year-old Spaniard continues talks over a contract extension, but having made a significant impact this term, he seems keen to stay.
The striker, whose belated arrival last summer was a source of intense frustration for his manager, said: “When I arrived here, I felt like I was at home.
I’m settled here, my family’s happy here. “It’s difficult to say something now because of the situation – we don’t know what will happen with Rafa.
We have to wait and after that, if I stay, I just bring the same things: hard work, score goals and try to help the team. “When I arrived here, Newcastle was the first choice, but you never know what happens in football. At the moment, I have to go back to West Brom and wait on whether West Brom get promoted or not.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.