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Salomon Rondon: Asprilla convinced me about Newcastle

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."

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