TEAMtalk in an exclusive report are saying that Newcastle are expected to sign top striker target Salomon Rondon in the next week.
The initial deal will be for a season-long loan deal, and the club have offered £4M to West Brom up front, and they are prepared to pay another £15M next summer to make the move permanent.
We are assuming this is an option to buy and not an obligation to buy.
But West Brom would be happier to get the full amount this summer to help them after their relegation to the Championship, but they need to get his wages off the books.
Rondon was on an enormous £75K/week, and that has been cut to £40K/week because of relegation and Newcastle will pick up his wages.
Salomon Rondon – to sign on loan at Newcastle?
His release clause is £16.5M, but it seems that West Brom have agreed with Newcastle’s loan proposal and TEAMtalk are reporting the deal will go through in the next week.
We shall see.
Mike Ashley is not willing to pay for a permanent move which with agent’s fees gets close to£20M for the 28-year-old.
Another loan deal also points to an extreme shortage of money at Newcastle for this transfer window although if we can only get decent players in via loans, it’s better than nothing at all.
With Rafa’s coaching, it could be that Rondon can become a good player for us next season and he is a powerful striker.
The Venezuelan International striker is said to be the man Rafa wants to replace Aleksandar Mitrovic who will move to Fulham on a permanent move.
Mitro wants things sorted out by a week tomorrow so if we can get Rondon in on loan then Mitro can move permanently to Fulham by July 25th – which is the deadline he has set for his own future to be sorted out.
The good news is that Rafa wants Rondon at Newcastle for next season and he’ll get him – if only on loan.