The Mail are reporting today that Newcastle and West Brom have restarted their negotiations to try to get Rondon to Newcastle as a part exchange loan deal for Dwight Gayle.
The talks had ended a day or two ago.
It’s a loan deal so what West Brom will do with Rondon’s contract is a good question – because it runs out next summer.
And if it’s a straight transfer (a loan deal is being reported) then what figure will West Brom want for Rondon whose release clause of £16.5M ran out at the end of July.
It’s a little embarrassing the way Newcastle have foundered on this deal and how long they take to buy players or get players on loan in any transfer window.
You cannot accuse them of acting quickly, and snail comes to mind for the pace at which they operate in transfer windows.
How many players they can bring in before next Thursday is a good question – probably not too many.
With six days left in this window, Newcastle have been in negotiations for over two months to get Rondon, and it’s still going on?
Salomon Rondon – Newcastle back in for him
This also doesn’t give us any new net strikers at the club, we get Rondon and lose Gayle, so we will need to sign another striker before next Thursday at 5:00pm when this transfer window slams shut.
But yesterday the Chronicle also reported some potentially good news that Rafa is hopeful of getting a couple of players in over the weekend.
So maybe Rafa’s outburst on Wednesday night at Braga has had some effect, and the hierarchy at Newcastle are finally waking up to the realization they have to spend some money over the next week.
But maybe not.
And it looks like Adam Armstrong will join Blackburn for an initial £1.5M rising to £3M based on how well he does at the Rovers.
This transfer window seems like it’s lasted for months and months and if this was a film we were watching about what’s been going on – we’d have walked out the theater by now