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Newcastle striker Joelinton can come good like Salmonon Rondon

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Newcastle striker Joelinton can come good like Salmonon Rondon

Joelinton arrived at St James’ Park for a club record £40million (BBC) and there is a lot of expectation on him to be a big success at Newcastle United.

But the centre-forward has just one goal from his opening eight appearances for the Magpies and is still yet to hit his peak form.

He impressed in Germany last season with Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim and has now been given the chance to be a number nine in the Premier League.

Steve Bruce’s team desperately need a striker that can hit double figures in the league to help them avoid relegation and he has plenty of work to do to achieve that.

But the Brazilian striker can take belief from ex-Newcastle player Salomon Rondon, who spent last season on loan with the club.


The powerhouse centre-forward managed 12 goals in 33 games last campaign and 11 of those league strikes helped the club avoid relegation.

He didn’t score a league goal though until his seventh game of the season and took some time to adjust in front of goal.

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There are similarities between Joelinton and Rondon, which does bode well for the club’s supporters.

Joelinton will become a major favourite at St James’ Park if he can start scoring on a more regular basis and it looks like he has the quality to do so, but just needs to stay more calm in the box with his finishing.

He’s certainly got the physical attributes to do well in England and links up play well, but needs to make the most of the service he gets in attacking areas and show why he cost £40million.

It’s going to be a tough afternoon for him battling away against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but he can their defenders a trouble with his strength and also has pace to be a danger on the counter attack.

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