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‘They’d be foolish to accept’ – West Brom stars attracting Premier League interest ahead of summer move: Opinion

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Newcastle United are said to be interesting in signing Jake Livermore, Salomon Rondon and Kieran Gibbs according to the Football Insider. 

The report claims that Jacob Murphy and Dwight Gayle are potentially going to be used as bait for any agreement between the two clubs.

It’s been well-documented that Rafa Benitez’s side are long-term admirers of Rondon in particular, and it seems likely that the striker could move to St James’ Park on a permanent basis in the summer.

But any potential deal is dependent on whether West Brom gain promotion back into the Premier League at the first time of asking this season.

If the Baggies don’t achieve this, then it seems likely that they will be forced to sell their prize assets ahead of the new season as they rebuild for another season in the Championship.

But should West Brom be considering this potential offer from Newcastle?

We discuss….

George Harbey: 

“I don’t think they should accept this.

“Livermore and Gibbs are important players for West Brom, and you’d be losing to key members of the squad if they left for Newcastle.

“I’d take as much money as possible for Rondon though, as he seems to be the one that Newcastle want the most.”

Jacob Potter: 

“They’d be foolish to accept this offer.

“It seems inevitable that Rondon will leave the club in the summer, but the Baggies need to do everything they can to keep hold of Livermore and Gibbs.

“They wouldn’t be getting a good deal here.”

Toby Wilding: 

“This doesn’t feel like a particularly good deal for the Baggies.

“Rondon, Gibbs and Livermore all have proven Premier League pedigree, whilst Gayle and Murphy have struggled somewhat in the top tier.

“West Brom would be getting two for three, and I don’t think the two are worth more than the three at this moment in time.”

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