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Rondon says he was ready to play for Newcastle this season

Salomon Rondon has revealed that he was open to joining Newcastle United this summer.

Speaking to , he said: “I would have continued in Newcastle if they had given me the opportunity, but I couldn’t. Now I am very happy in China. The league is quite different and the language is totally different, but it is a matter of adapting.”

The 30-year-old Venezuelan was on loan at the club last season and he managed to impress a lot. He scored 11 goals for the Magpies and helped them beat the drop.