Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon admits speaking with Tino Asprilla about a move to Tyneside.
Rondon signed for the Toon from West Brom this month.
He said of Asprilla: “I watched him growing up in South America.
“Everyone knows what he did here - the goals he scored for the club and the hat-trick against Barcelona.
“I spoke to him and he told me it was a great city for my family. He told me the fans will be proud of the players if they work hard."