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Is Salomon Rondon Newcastle’s new version of Andy Carroll?

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Is Salomon Rondon Newcastle’s new version of Andy Carroll?

Salomon Rondon appears to have finally found his feet at Newcastle United.

The Venezuelan striker, on a season-long loan from West Bromwich Albion, struggled with injury in the beginning.

He has now been back for a good few weeks though and is contributions have been significant in guiding Newcastle away from the relegation zone.

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He hit his first two Premier League goals against Bournemouth last month, and followed those up with another against Everton on Wednesday.

It was evident that Newcastle struggled to look a threat whilst he was sidelined.

Now that he’s back in the side, the Magpies are looking like they have someone who can score goals and be a general handful.

Rondon can become Newcastle’s next Carroll

Rondon has wasted little time in reminding people he can absolutely bully defenders.

 

The star is quite reminiscent of Andy Carroll, although slightly shorter.

Rondon is bullish in his approach, and carries a significant aerial threat just as the former striker did.

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Carroll was a massive hit with the Newcastle fans during his time at the club between 2006-11.

In that time, he scored 33 goals in 91 appearances but endeared himself to the Magpies faithful with the way he exercised his physicality. A number of his goals were headers, and one gets the feeling that Rondon will enjoy similar success

Rondon has the potential to become a fan favourite in the same way as Carroll did, despite only being on loan at the moment.

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Tom is a Public Relations (Sports) graduate who has built up experience in digital football writing and original content production, with words having reached millions online. Also very partial to a cheeky pub quiz.

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