Salomon Rondon has admitted he would have liked to have signed permanently for Newcastle United .

The Venezuelan international enjoyed a fruitful loan spell on Tyneside last season, bagging 11 goals in black and white.

But despite publicly stating his desire to make the switch to the Magpies permanent, the 30-year-old ended up following boss Rafa Benitez to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.

Rondon is enjoying his spell in Chinese football, but has reiterated his preferred option would have been to stay in the North East.