It looks like Newcastle’s chances of signing Salomon Rondon permanently this summer have been given a big boost.
Aston Villa lost at West Bro m last night 1-0 in the second leg of their playoff but winning the penalty shootout 4-3 and advanced to the playoff final at Wembley for the second year in a row.
For the Baggies, it means a second year down below and things start to get financially very difficult for them.
What a way for a team to be knocked out of the playoffs to the Premier League – on penalties – would you believe it.
Who would be a West Brom fan today?
It must be very tough for them.
Salomon Rondon – available for £16.5M – or less?
If the news is correct, then Newcastle will now get a second chance to sign Salomon Rondon for £16.5M this summer.
Mike Ashley would not pay that for Rondon last summer – we’ll see if he will this time around – but West Brom will be trying to get as much as possible for their striker.
West Brom will be quickly thinking of what they need to do to mount a promotion challenge for next season, and they will likely want to sign Dwight Gayle permanently.
If they don’t another Championship club will want to.
The talented Newcastle striker scored 24 goals for them in 38 games on loan in the season just ended, and he’s worth a lot of money to them.
Maybe we can do a part exchange for Rondon using Dwight going the other way – with not much money being paid over to the Baggies?
Both clubs could help each other for next season with this swap deal.
What do you think?