Birmingham Live are reporting today that a deal to loan Salomon Rondon to Newcastle and get Dwight Gayle in return could be happening.
Both players have been left out their squads for today’s friendly games, which could be an indication that an agreement has been reached between the clubs.
Well, that only took a little more than a couple of months.
Birmingham Live had reported this morning that Newcastle had returned to the table for further talks over Rondon, who manager Rafa Benitez still wants at Newcastle for next season.
Newcastle cannot afford to buy Rondon this summer, but if there is no change to his contract, he will become a free agent next summer.
Dwight Gayle does not want to leave Newcastle, and the wages offered to him were not sufficient to get his to leave Newcastle permanently since he’s happy at the club.
So perhaps this is good news for Newcastle and Rafa can get his man at last.
We shall see.