Newcastle Reported After Top Venezuelan Striker

Malaga are currently on 29 points and second bottom of the Spanish Primera Division.

Jose Salomon Rondon – 21 year-old Venezuelan striker

The club’s position in the league will be important, because there is news today that if Malaga are relegated, Newcastle are ready to go after their 21 year-old striker Jose Salomon Rondon.

The 21 year-old 6’1″ striker, who was born Caracas, Venezuela, only joined Malaga from Las Palmas last year.

He has 14 goals in 25 appearances already for Malaga this season, and has 11 caps and four goals for the senior Venezuela side.

Malaga are currently one point from safety, with Real Zaragoza just above them on 4th bottom on 30 points.

The news is coming from reports in Italy, that Serie A side Genoa are interested in the 21-year-old, if Malalga fail to stay up – but there is also news that Newcastle are interested.

We’re not sure what the significance of Malaga being relegated is, other than the club would then need to unload some of their better players.

It could be that Newcastle are interested in any good young players like Rondon at the moment,  and  we have no idea how much truth there is in this report.

Despite Malaga’s poor form this season, the Venezuelan International has still managed to score 14 goals, and in his career so far, playing also for Aragua (Venezuela) and Las Palmas (Spain), he has a total of 44 goals in 130 appearances.

The transfer price is said to be £5M, but the player would still be a risk at that price, but from what we can tell he already looks a very decent striker.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • G

    Apr 6, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Somebody mentioned this kid on a thread yesterday. Anybody seen him play, as I can’t say I have? Is he any good, physical etc?

  • toonarmy1986

    Apr 6, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Why don’t you leave it to the media to stir up all these transfer stories which clearly have no truth in them. It happens every year we get linked with a million players and blogs like this just encourage them to continue. If you have nothing worthwhile posting about then post nothing instead of stirring up stories all the time.

  • Howay The Lads

    Apr 6, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Long time, no post, but I really like this guy.

    I think for the price he’d cost and the wages he’d be on he has great quality technique-wise and is built for the Prem. Overall, he’s kinda like a better Leon Best – but with way better heading

  • Stuart

    Apr 6, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Toonarmy, you dont have to read what Ed posts so dont complain.

    At the end of the day this is Ed’s blog and he can write what he wants. He just gathers all the news on the club and posts it here.

    I enjoy reading about the players we’re supposed to be linked with, its good fun speculating!

  • Sav

    Apr 6, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Lighten up toonarmy. Strirring up stories about buying exotic strikers with decent stats, I can take. We have to put up with enough “Milan now after Liverpool target, Enrique” shite. Lets have a bit of daydreaming. And as long as Ca$hley has £35 mil in his back-pocket, every dog in the street will be barking.

  • andoni

    Apr 6, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #6

    I follow La Liga, and to tell you the truth he’s not good enough for us. Caicedo is even better than him. So I say no!

  • hainesy

    Apr 6, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Hey guys I posted this yesterday on the moses post. It was only on one site (talksport) not the best site for transfer news. But seems interesting more of a physical player than a speedster but not lacking pace. Good poacher but also a clinical finisher outside the box. One thing though. Would you risk it? Age potential and resale value brings me to say yes. Any ideas?

  • Howay The Lads

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Andoni, I think he’s similar to Caicedo but way better! Hainesy has it spot on, and he suits us. Think of how many goals Nolan has poached, get a poacher up front and we get even more goals. Maybe not great ones, but a goal’s a goal.

  • Australians love the Toon

    Apr 6, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #9

    I think Harry Kewell would be a good option up front or to come off the bench. He would be a cheap buy, wants to win for the fans, has passion and is off contract soon. He is a true player of the game and is not swayed by money. I may be a bit biased thou lol as i would love to see a aussie in a toon jersey

  • Ezedoesit

    Apr 6, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Harry Kewel is not swayed by money???? Why else would he go play in the Turkish League!!

  • gorskino10

    Apr 6, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Problem with the guy ive seen him alot he can flurt in and out of the game, he doesnt stay in the game throughout but when he gets the ball in a good area he mays defenders pay, he has great strenght and an eye for goal would be a good signing from what ive seen of him but he may be tempremental and may prefer staying in spain.

  • kilcline

    Apr 6, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Need genuine pace up front who can run in behind like bellamy used to do, creates havoc.

  • Brutooon

    Apr 7, 2011 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Kind of player who we possibly join us. players that not link with the top 4 (especially spurs and liverfool)

  • MT

    Apr 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #14

    Caicedo is better than him,he had Premier League
    experience.maybe we can bid Caicedo low price,
    he had no future in man city.But i want to see nolan + ben afra next season…..


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