West Brom are set for a busy summer transfer window, with a number of first-team players potentially heading for the exit door if they don’t win promotion this season.
One man that could be heading straight for the exit door at The Hawthorns is Salomon Rondon, who is looking like he’ll be making his loan spell with Newcastle, a permanent one.
It has previously been reported by TEAMtalk that Rondon could be heading for St James’ Park, with the Magpies keeping tabs on his West Brom team-mates, Kieren Gibbs and Jake Livermore in the summer.
Rondon has scored some crucial goals for Rafa Benitez’s side this season and has nine league goals so far in the Premier League.
There is absolutely no way that Rondon will return to West Brom, especially if they aren’t to win promotion back into the top-flight this season.
He is comfortably, a Premier League player who would be an excellent addition for the majority of sides in England’s top tier.
Rondon has established himself as first-choice striker at Newcastle and West Brom have the ball firmly in their court in terms of commanding a sizeable fee for him.
In today’s market, you have to pay the higher fees for players that you know are going to make a significant difference to your team, and Rondon does exactly that.
He isn’t going to want to return to West Brom and the Baggies should be trying to squeeze as much as they can out of Newcastle for the in-form striker.
In today’s market, then surely you’ve got to be looking at commanding in the region of around £15m-£20m for a striker that is proven at Premier League level.
Even if West Brom aren’t to win promotion this season, then they’ll still need to add some quality to their squad, and they’ll be able to do that with the funds acquired from the sale of Rondon.
A player with real quality, who deserves to have his long-term future resolved as soon as possible, and the Baggies will want to replace him at the earliest of opportunities.