West Bromwich Albion could be forced to look elsewhere in order to offload Salomon Rondon this summer.
The Shields Gazette is reporting that Newcastle United, the striker’s current home until the end of the season, are unwilling to pay more than £12million for the 29-year-old.
West Brom have a release clause of £16.5million in his current deal, but the Magpies are not considering making that type of offer for the Venezuelan international.
With that said, after this latest update, here are THREE reasons why West Brom should cash in on Rondon.
His wages are obviously Premier League type money that the Baggies will begrudge paying in the Championship and can scarcely afford.
If West Brom fail to go up, it’s more money lost and more that would need to be spent keeping Rondon at the club.
It would be better if both parties part ways in order to save hardship for one another.
His desire to remain at the top level
If West Brom fail to go up, it is impossible for them to give Rondon what he wants.
And that is top-flight football.
Rondon will not want to play in the Championship, and if Newcastle will not buy him, he will be touted elsewhere to get a move away from the Hawthorns.
Additional funds to bolster the squad
To be quite honest, £12million is £12million, and West Brom should take that seeing as they are in a position where they will need all the money they can get.
Newcastle are reluctant to spend more than the figure quoted in the Shields Gazette, but despite that, they should allow him to leave.
Wages needs to be freed up, he wants Premier League football, and whatever money comes in, it could be spent on bolstering the squad, which it needs if West Brom want to challenge next season if they do not go up this.