Former Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondón says fans will have to wait to see if talk of a return to the club become anything concrete.

Rondón spent a highly productive year with the Magpies on loan from West Bromwich Albion last year, bagging 12 goals and seven assists in 33 games.

However, despite a desire from him and then manager Rafa Benítez to turn the move into a permanent one, something West Brom were also keen on, he ended up moving to Dalian Yifan in China in a £16m deal last summer.

The failure to secure the Venezuelan was seen as a significant mistake for Newcastle, who have struggled up front this season despite spending big on Brazilian Joelinton to replace him.

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The 30-year-old would be more than welcome back at St James Park, and that has become a distinct possibility in recent weeks amid talk of a takeover by a wealthy Saudi Arabian investment group.

They have been linked with bringing Benítez back to the club, and it’s been speculated the Spaniard could look to bring his striker with him.

The move would be heavily dependant on the takeover being completed, though, and Rondón has told Newcastle fans to wait and see what happens.

“There was a lot of talk about what happened at Newcastle with the purchase of the Saudi group,” he told TNT Sports.

“There are a lot of rumours about the interest, but you have to wait. My present at the moment is in China.

“I have worked very well with Rafa for a year and a half. But you have to wait and see what happens. I would not look badly on a return to the Premier League.”