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West Brom expected to field offer for forward

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Fenerbahce are set to table an offer to sign West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon, according to reports from Turkish media outlet Takvim.

The 29-year-old is currently facing an uncertain future away from The Hawthorns, despite enjoying a hugely impressive loan spell with Newcastle United last term.

The Venezuelan forward scored 12 goals in a total of 33 appearances for Rafa Benitez’s side last term, and the Magpies are reportedly keen on re-signing the powerful forward on a permanent basis this summer.

West Ham United and Wolves are also keen admirers of the striker, and it is believed that both clubs have held talks with Rondon’s agent regarding a potential summer move.

Now, reports from Turkey have emerged, claiming that Turkish side Fenerbahce are interested in the forward, and the club’s sporting director, Damien Comolli, will meet with Rondon’s agent, Juan Rodriguez, and present an offer this week.

It is understood that Rondon has a £16.5million buy-out clause in his current deal at West Brom, which would allow a club the opportunity to go straight into negotiating personal terms with the player, once activated.

It remains to be seen whether Fenerbahce do activate the release clause, or try and negotiate a cheaper fee.

The Verdict

It seems almost inevitable that West Brom will get rid of Rondon this summer, and it’s definitely a bonus for them.

Receiving around £16.5million for a player who is seemingly no longer of use to them is a magnificent deal, and it will be beneficial for recruiting some top players next season.

Newcastle will be kicking themselves if they miss out on the forward, given the impact that he had with them last season.


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