Salomon Rondon is a Newcastle United fan favorite. He’s quite the character and was just a player who brought people together. He wasn’t divisive when it came to his abilities, and certainly had nothing but a positive attitude during his entire stint at St. James Park. Recently, he’s posted to social media about Newcastle United, and it has fans just excitedly thinking about the possibilities of bringing Rondon back.
But this article isn’t about that. It’s about whether a move to bring Salomon Rondon back to St. James Park makes sense in the first place. While the player is famous on Tyneside for his goalscoring ability and his personality, the potential new owners are going to be going after more expensive, and unfortunately younger options. Maybe not Mike Ashley young, but young, nonetheless.
On the flip side, bringing Rondon back would make sense from a financial and experience standpoint. Salomon Rondon brings a ton of experience and a proven ability to score goals back to the Newcastle United squad, something this past season the club has certainly failed to achieve under new boss, Steve Bruce. Bringing Rondon back would also finally give Steve Bruce a reason to get Joelinton off the field for once and on the bench where he belongs. With a more creative backfield as well, Rondon would be able to finish what Allan Saint-Maximin, and improved Miguel Almiron, and a Jonjo Shelvey give him. That’s very tantalizing.
Rondon said if given the chance to come back to Newcastle United he would “take it”. The striker’s contract at Dalian, where he plays under former Toon boss Rafa Benitez, runs until 2022 but it would seem he’s angling for a move this summer if a takeover goes through.
I would take Rondon back in a heartbeat. It is ridiculously hard for players to win the hearts and mind of Newcastle fans. But Rondon managed to do it all within a single season. He loves us, and we love him. Bringing him back in any capacity, would be win for all involved.