West Bromwich Albion have reportedly offered Salomon Rondon to Newcastle United, The Shields Gazette reports.
The Baggies want to sell Rondon, who has a £16m release clause, and have offered him to Newcastle and a number of other Premier League clubs.
Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are among the clubs credited with an interest in the physical centre-forward, who has been attracting attention following West Brom’s relegation to the Championship.
Newcastle, who are looking for a new striker this summer, are said to be considering triggering Rondon’s release clause and paying £16m to land him during this close season but he does have doubts over spending that much on someone with a mediocre goal scoring record.
The Venezuela international netted 10 goals in all competitions last season, including seven in 37 games in the Premier League, but could not prevent his side from the drop.
During his three year stay at The Hawthorns, Rondon has struck 28 goals in total.
West Brom are now looking to shift the 28-year-old and have offered him to clubs in the top flight as they look to recoup a major fee for him and reinvest that in their playing squad.
Rondon would be a useful striker to have in the Championship and he might be pushing towards the 20-goal mark in this division.
But with his wages likely to be high and a possible £16m coming into the club’s budget if he departs, it seems sensible to part ways.
The Baggies have already lined up 21-goal Bristol City attacker Bobby Reid as a replacement should Rondon and Jay Rodriguez leave.
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