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?