Salomon Rondon sends heartfelt message to West Brom fans after joining Newcastle

Posted August 07, 2018

Newcastle United have finally announced another new signing as they have snapped up Japanese global Yoshinori Muto from Bundesliga side Mainz. "Everything - I'm really anxious".

Newcastle United manager, Rafa Benítez, added: "I am delighted to sign Salomón". The fans have to be concerned, we are concerned.

The players have been in talks with owner Mike Ashley during pre-season to agree this year's bonus scheme. "We can talk [he and Charnley] and be close [to making signings] but after we are not so close", he said.

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"When we were looking for options up front, we knew how important experience would be".

What would be the starting eleven based on most football in the friendlies? The former Liverpool manager had initially thought he would have around £45mn to spend but has since been instructed he would have to operate under a sell-to-buy policy. The addition of him is excellent for Newcastle, who recently lost Aleksandr Mitrovic to Fulham on a permanent deal. The forward scored 20 goals and laid on 10 assists in 66 league outings during the course of his spell in Germany and he was selected for Japan's World Cup squad earlier this summer.

The 28-year-old has joined Newcastle on loan for the season, with Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle heading in the opposite direction in a similar move, as the two sides have swapped strikers ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline.

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When pushed on if he knew of any deals happening anytime soon, Benitez said: "I have no idea".

Information from The Associated Press and Reuters was used in this report.

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