After West Bromwich Albion were relegated from the Premier League, Salomón Rondon was not keen on playing in the Championship.

The 29-year-old joined Newcastle United on a season-long loan deal and the Venezuela international has scored four goals and registered two assists in the league.

Newcastle fans have shown their appreciation towards the striker after he was voted as the Magpies player of the month for November.

The striker gave an interview to Spanish newspaper Marca, where he was asked if he would like to extend his stay at St James’ Park.

He said, “Yes, of course. I am very grateful for the effort the club made to bring me in and for the confidence of the coach and the welcome of the fans. For all these reasons I’d like to continue, but we’ll see what happens.”

The former La Liga man was further quizzed as to why he decided to join Rafael Benitez’s side, even though he had several other offers in the summer.

“You hear of a lot of offers that fill you with expectation, but the closest you get is when a coach tells you they count on you and that they want you to come. That’s what happened and it worked out well,” the South American explained.

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Despite expressing his desire to stay with the English side, Rondon admitted that he would like to finish his career at Malaga, with whom he spent two seasons between 2010 and 2012.

“I have a special link with Malaga because my children were born there and I’d like to finish my career there. I think it could be a viable option and that it could happen in time,” the attacker added.