Newcastle Players In Demand – Who Is Number One Striker Target?

We are told that Salomon Rondon has a relegation release clause in his contract which makes the 28-year-old Venezuelan striker available at a reasonable fee of about £16.5M.

He’s a good hold-up striker but doesn’t score a lot of goals and Newcastle also reported to also be pursuing 25-year-old Alassane Plea of Nice.

The Frenchman would appear to be our number one target if the recent news is accurate and that we have bid £20M for him.

That bid, however, was turned down by Nice who want closer to £26M for their player.

Salomon Rondon being fouled at St. James’ Park this year

The Shields Gazette today is reporting that Salomon Rondon is the number one striker target for Newcastle this summer.

Rondon did manage to score 10 goals last season in 39 total appearances, and 7 of those were in 39 Premier League appearances, but he doesn’t exactly score a lot of goals.

The good news is that Newcastle are very close to getting £10M for Mikel Merino who moves to Real Sociedad soon and £7M for Chancel Mbemba who will move to Porto.

Selling players is essential this summer to raise money for the incoming transfers.

And Newcastle have also turned down a £15M bid for Matt Ritchie from Stoke – so the Newcastle players seem to be in demand.

Maybe we can get both Rondon and Plea through the door which would probably mean that Dwight Gayle would be sold.

And he could fetch a very decent fee of maybe£15M from a Championship club.

Rafa is back in preseason training today, so we are hoping he will be interviewed in the local press.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Nufc-83

    Jul 6, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Need to get rid off:
    – Sels
    – Darlow
    – Manquillo
    – Mbemba
    – Hayden
    – Colback
    – Joselu
    – Gayle
    – Mitro

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 6, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    1st test post

  • Nufc-83

    Jul 6, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #3

    Then have Woodman and Elliot battling it out for 2nd choice (if woodman goes on loan then keep Darlow).

    -Need a new Rb to challenge Yedlin
    -Need a new young CB to challenge Clarke for back up
    -Need a new LB to challenge Dummett
    -Need a new winger and if Richie is sold need 2 (not sure what to do with Aarons as thought he would make it 🙁
    -Need a new young cm to challenge Ki, Diame and Shelvely
    -Need a new no 10 posisbly 2
    -Need 2 new strikers possibly 3

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 6, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #4

    2nd test post.

  • toon22

    Jul 6, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Out of our current strikers only Gayle was any good last year,and he didnt pull up many tree tbh
    The rest were very poor so moving them on and getting anyone isnt much of a risk.

  • geordietom

    Jul 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #6

    i recon Rondon will be the forward we get … why ? because we wont be spending 27£ million on one player … also Rondon is the standard we will get i dont think he’s worth 16£million though

  • Polarboy

    Jul 6, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #7

    In fairness if you look at Rondon’s scoring record at his three previous clubs it’s more than decent. Can we really be sure that his underwhelming record at West Bromwich isn’t largely, or at least partially, down to Pulis and Pardew.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 6, 2018 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #8

    This is the guy I mentioned that we should get at start of summer so hope it happens. We can’t sell Joselu and gayle though.


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