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Newcastle United ready to swoop for 6ft 1in Championship player



Newcastle United are preparing to make a bid for Salomon Rondon, according to The Mirror’s Live Transfer Blog [Monday 9th July, 20:28].

Rondon is rated at £16.5m, which is his relegation release clause, and Newcastle seem set to firm up their interest with a concrete bid.

The 28-year-old has spent three years with West Brom, scoring 28 goals in 119 appearances in all competitions.

Last season, Rondon hit 10 goals – including seven in the Premier League – but he could not prevent his side from suffering relegation to the second tier.

The Venezuela international is said to be interested in remaining in the top flight so a move to Newcastle could appeal to him.

The Magpies are trying to sign a new striker and they will have to break their transfer record to land Rondon.

West Brom want to keep Rondon and Jay Rodriguez but both are attracting a lot of Premier League attention.

The Verdict

It looks like West Brom will be unable to hold onto Rondon given his release clause.

But this money can be reinvested in a striker who can score plenty of goals at Championship level.

As for Newcastle, I am not sure why they wouldn’t just use Aleksandar Mitrovic as their physical centre-forward instead of spending all this money on Rondon.

West Brom fans – Where will Rondon be next season? Let us know below…


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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