Former Premier League manager raves about Newcastle United striker

Former Premier League manager Ian Holloway has raved about Salomon Rondon, who has been a good success with Newcastle United this term. The Venezuela international joined the Magpies on a season-long loan from West Bromwich Albion last summer with Dwight Gayle heading to the Hawthorns in a similar kind of deal.

Rondon initially struggled to adapt to the Magpies’ style of play but as the season has progressed, he has become more influential which has impressed the club’s faithful. Speaking on TalkSPORT, Holloway was full of praise for the former St Zenit Petersburg man and said that he did not realise ‘how good he was’, he quipped: “I think it’s amazing the forward line they’ve got now, obviously with Matt [Ritchie] putting some service in. But I think the signing of Rondon, I didn’t realise how good he was.”