Seeing Salomon Rondon get a goal yesterday was a real joy.

While we put Fulham to the sword with four different goalscorers, Rondon’s goal felt the most significant.

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As things stand, it’ll be the Venezuelan’s final game for the club. He’ll return to West Brom now, with his loan spell over.

What a signing he’s been. A lot of pressure was put on him when he arrived, and the striker has carried the weight of expectation.

Had it not been for Rondon, there’s a chance we might not have survived. His 11 Premier League is his best ever tally in the top flight. But he brought more than goals.

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His defensive work up top has been essential, and he’s got the best out of players around him. Ayoze Perez can vouch for that.

The pressure is now on Mike Ashley to stump up the cash and sign him permanently. The owner was at Craven Cottage yesterday, and received a welcome reminder of Rondon’s talents.

Ashley has seen firsthand what the forward can do, and should be able to see why Rafa Benitez wants him back.

The fans were buzzing to see Rondon end his loan spell with another goal, and it’s clear that they want him to stay too.

 

The fans have sent a message to Ashley. Hopefully he listens for once.

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