We are getting a little sick of this Salomon Rondon deal taking so long.
We were first interested in him at the beginning of June, and there have been reports he is one of Rafa’s striker targets since then.
The updates we have been getting are ….. the talks are ongoing.
It was felt the release clause in his contract of £16.5M was a good one even though he was signed in 2015 from Zenit Saint Petersburg for only £12M.
What has really surprised us is the lack of money available for Rafa to spend from Mike Ashley this summer.
We are making a profit at the moment this summer (including the Muto and Mitrovic deals) of close to £25M – so to have a zero net outlay this summer Rafa should have that amount to spend in the next eight days.
So it really is a mystery why Newcastle have so little money this summer – and it’s no better than it was last summer.
Rafa has to be getting frustrated about all of this financial nonsense from Mike Ashley and the penny pinching that goes on in every single transfer window.
The deal to get Rondon has gone on and on and on and on.
Rafa Benitez – thinks – where’s the money all gone?
Fans are getting just a little fed up of just how slow Newcastle move in the transfer market.
And how difficult they seem to make things.
When somebody is good at something they make it look so easy.
The converse of that is also true – when they’re not good they make it look so difficult – and that’s Newcastle in the transfer market.
Here are some typical tweets from some frustrated Geordie fans.
Newcastle will freefall unless we get shot of Ashley.Lies from start 2 Finnish wehave an opportunity and he’s asset stripping penny pinching and trying to force the gaffer out the club because hes not a yes man and hel sell wa captain hed sell his ringpeice 4the right price #nufc
— The Duke Of Stanley (@Steggyboy1) August 1, 2018
It makes complete sense for #NUFC to be in control of an awful stream. Imagine what penny-pinching corners were cut!
Wolves, Fulham, Bournemouth etc would nail a good stream.
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJobling) July 28, 2018
#NUFC penny-pinching with Rondon’s fee and wages – Jose Salomon Rondon! The average striker, way under the going rate.
Fulham, Wolves, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and several Championship sides are laughing so hard at Newcastle right now, this is embarrassing.
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJobling) July 21, 2018
We won’t sign Rondon or anyone else now, but we will end up with some Spanish kid on loan #nufc
— Disco Stew (@DiscoStewL) August 1, 2018
— Chestnut Brown (@robbch92) August 1, 2018
I’m absolutely unsurprised that the Rondon deal has fallen flat on its face. Who is responsible for negotiations with other clubs? Can anyone name names? Because they should be well out of a job by now. #nufc
— Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) August 1, 2018
So Rondon deal is off and Gayle wants to stay. Muto will go through this week and Peter Crouch will sign on deadline day. #nufc
— Kim Marius Olsen (@kmolsen26) August 1, 2018
Regardless if we keep Gayle or get Rondon we still need another striker. Joselu doesn’t even count anymore. We need a new left back ASAP. We need another centre back and we also need another no.10. There’s 8 days to go. We’re gonna be left in the shit #nufc
— Danny Bundock (@danbundock23) August 1, 2018
— Lee (@its_me_lee89) August 1, 2018
#NUFC only want Rondon on the condition that Gayle goes the other way so Rondon’s cost is reduced and wages are freed up. Why bother? Rondon is no better and Gayle wants to stay. Buy someone better you imbeciles.
— Dan McMahon ?? (@DanMcmahonF1) August 1, 2018
— Active Arron (@ActiveArron) August 1, 2018
I like Gayle trying to stand up and fight, hopefully he gets results for it. Still I do think Rondon is a bigger upgrade on anything we have. Just pay West Brom the release clause or give them a bit more in instalments (Ashley loves instalments) #NUFC
— Carl Laidlaw (@GoodBrotherCarl) August 1, 2018
So why not just BUY Rondon like a normal club would???#NUFC
— Burnsie ?? NUFC ??? (@BenArfaChance) August 1, 2018
Why does Gayle have to be part of the deal? Sign Rondon and keep Gayle as a squad player! Constant penny pinching! #NUFC
— ????HAYLEY???? (@Hayley_Harra) August 1, 2018