There are a number of reports circulating that a deal to bring Salomon Rondon to Newcastle via a loan deal is close.
Both Rondon and Gayle were excluded from their team’s squads for the games today so that added some proof that a deal could be close.
Sky Sports reporter Keith Downey is now saying it’s a straight swap deal with Newcastle paying West Brom £2M.
Well, that’s one way Mike Ashley can reduce the cost but why couldn’t we just bring Rondon to Newcastle for say a £4M fee and keep Gayle we have no idea.
The answer is —– £2M.
Salomon Rondon – coming to Newcastle on loan
To be fair to Ashley maybe West Brom wouldn’t do a straight loan unless they got somebody in Rondon’s place and Dwight is a goalscorer in the Championship – a big one.
Understand Rondon-Gayle swap deal is close to completion. Straight loan-swap with Newcastle paying a fee of around £2m for the Venezuelan striker. Could be done in the next 24 hours.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 4, 2018
The other big question is what happens to Rondon after his loan deal ends next year.
At the moment he has only one year left on his contract and if nothing changes he could become a free agent next summer.
We’re sure West Brom will want to do something about that.
What do you think?