It Will Be Tragic But Not Unexpected If Newcastle Miss Out On This Star Player


Now that West Brom have failed to get the promotion they had hoped for straight back to the Premier League this season, they have let every club know that it will cost them £16.5M for their striker Salomon Rondon.

And they want to move quickly since they will be bringing in other players this summer to mount a strong bid for promotion next season.

Rondon had his best season in the Premier League ever under the guidance of Rafa Benitez, and the Uruguayan International scored 12 goals of which 11 were in the Premier League.

He also had 7 assists, so there’s no doubt the 29-year-old had a productive season wearing the famous Newcastle number 9 shirt.

Wolves tried to break the loan agreement Newcastle had with the Baggies for Rondon in January, but that wasn’t possible.

But they are now keen to sign Rondon in the summer and they will be prepared to pay the £16.5M and pay it quickly.

They are a more ambitious club than Newcastle and if we wait – as we usually do to ponder on the £16.5M (all that money?) – for a few weeks or over a month, then Wolves will already have signed him.

Salomon Rondon – we can’t lose this player to Wolves

Newcastle have a massive advantage over Wolves because West Brom want the prodigious Championship goalscorer – known as Dwight Gayle – so maybe both clubs can get a good deal via an exchange between the players?

This seems to be a litmus test to see if Mike Ashley really has any real ambitions for Newcastle other than continue trying to get great deals in the transfer market for low fees while keeping the finances at Newcastle in pristine condition.

That doesn’t help the team on the field and hasn’t for 12 years: when will he ever learn?

We are not convinced the owner’s attitude has changed much, but maybe during the talks in London today and tomorrow – Rafa can force his hand on Rondon.

If the owner says no, then we don’t expect the current Newcastle manager to be a very happy camper – and that could be terrible news.

What do you think about this?


43 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    May 16, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Second!

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    May 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m expecting this all summer – Newcastle Miss Out On ……. Player.

    Never mind though there must be some freebies out there – has Messi got a £2.49 release clause? Im sure he will go for the ShiteDirect discount card and a Greggs loyalty card in lieu of wages

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 16, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Rondon’s worth it easy. There isn’t a great deal between him & Jimenez in terms of age, goals, and quality. Jimenez might get figured out next season too. And Wolves are paying about £25m for the Mexican.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 16, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #4

    A fully fit Rondon will bag 15 goals a season no problem

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 16, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Nice picture of Ben Arfa next to the title ‘Newcastle move for winger’ haha. Sneaky. Seriously though I wouldn’t take Bolasie on a free. Villa didn’t even want him on loan for the second part of the season. Says it all. He’s finished. 30 for a winger is generally too old as you need to be fast these days. You don’t seem to get many slow ones who just have so much skill they can get past people. The likes of Waddle and Ginola were never that fast, they were just super talented – same as Ben Arfa. But now you just have to be a sprinter.

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  • Bobbybee

    May 16, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #6

    There will now follow a prediction. Oooooh!!! Armed with nothing more than a small crystal ball ( it’s actually a marble but don’t tell anybody) I will make an incredibly accurate prediction that will amaze you all.
    NUFC will be linked with at least 300 players over the next couple of months, of which 95% will be utter and total bollix. Despite this glaringly obvious fact, as each unlikely link is sold elsewhere, the blog will go into meltdown as people can’t understand why Messi would not choose to join us.
    This will repeat over and over, despite previous evidence pointing to the fact that most of Rafa’s purchases just arrive without prior warning.
    The clouds are clearing. Here ends this prediction. Spooky or what? 🙂

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  • toon22

    May 16, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Its the same story for the last 12 and the next 12 with the same owner

    Its never MAs fault

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  • toon22

    May 16, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Sky Sports understands that Newcastle’s managing director Lee Charnley has been tasked by owner Mike Ashley to lead the negotiations with Benitez.

    Mike Ashley didn’t even turn up to the meeting with Rafa Benitez, their managing director was sent there on his behalf.

    https://celtsarehere.com/mike-ashley-in-rafa-benitez-snub/

    Like i said,Rafa will leave without MA ever talking too him
    Imho we will gt Stuart Pearce as our new manager,and with him utter chaos

    Welcome to Newcastle

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 16, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Imagine how many Perez could get in a team that suits his style. He thrives on one twos and short passes and having people around him. We’ve rarely played to his strengths and he always manages about 7 from number ten, and 12 this year. He could have been amongst the top scorers this year if he’d been at Man City or Liverpool. And he only plays for half a season too, although I suspect that is down to having company (Kenedy, Almiron) in the second half of the seasons.

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  • Bobbybee

    May 16, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Rafa’s not going to target a raft load of over 30s, knowing its not going to go well. He’s even agreed in principle that younger players are a good way to go, AS LONG AS when he sees one that might improve the team greatly, he can sign him. I think Rondon is that one.
    Bollasie? Here we go on the Crystal ball issue. (Or is it Crystal Palace). Sorry, that was bad.
    I doubt Bollasie has even been mentioned. We’ll see, but if not, 299 to go.

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  • Bobbybee

    May 16, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Did anybody see that stupid mackem who went on social media to threaten to try and kill 150 Pompey fans? It may have been discussed, I ain’t checked back, but what great detective work to track him down eh? Everybody knows, if you want to keep something quiet, splash it all over social media. He’ll be sat in a cell somewhere trying to work out how he got caught. The mind truly boggles.

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  • Jib

    May 16, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #12

    toon22
    According to the London Magpie Group
    Both Ashely and Benitez were seen this morning
    at the Connaught Hotel , Mayfair .

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  • geordietom

    May 16, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #13

    memo to Fat Ash …

    get Rafa signed up A.S.A.P …

    get Rondon signed …

    TOON22 did you get a reply back off the F.A. ? …

    Stuart Pearce dont make me laugh …

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  • geordietom

    May 16, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #14

    jib …#12

    nay good saying owt to him mate he wont listen .he wears blinkers …

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  • geordietom

    May 16, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #15

    13# …

    i dont expect an answer …

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  • lesh

    May 16, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Toon22

    Ashley’s left it to Penfold? Surely not – Mikeyboy can’t be that daft… can he?

    And

    Charnley moves quickly [to sign Bolasi]? No chance, Penfold’s, not up to it, he’s been confirmed as suffering Chronic Inertia!

    And

    The Chronic’s reporting NUFC brand worth up to 19th in the world rankings. Those above include the top six plus Everton. Surely our visionary owner must see what he’s gambling with? Another relegation’d quickly undo all the good Rafa’s done.

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  • geordietom

    May 16, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #17

    NUFC news round up – Rafa meets Ashley, Wolves approach Rondon & Ritchie confirms talks NUFC Blog (Weblog)17:01

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  • geordietom

    May 16, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #18

    As revealed by the Telegraph, Rafa Benitez and Mike Ashley will meet to discuss terms of a new contract today – and it’s claimed that the NUFC owner is now ‘willing to compromise’ –

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 16, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #19

    BobbyBee @11, yeah a 23 year old was arrested in Northallerton for writing them.

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  • geordietom

    May 16, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Positive news – Benitez meets Mike Ashley – Announcement could be made in the next 48 hours NUFC Blog (Weblog)10:27

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  • toon22

    May 16, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #21

    JIB

    Not according to Sky news

    It’s never MAs fault

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  • 9

    May 16, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #22

    My Guess is MA, who has no interest whatsoever in changing his modus operandi of NUFC, will, nevertheless, concede the absolute minimum to get Rafa to sign a new contract. This means we buy Rondon, using Gayle to save MA the £16.5m he absolutely doesn’t,t want to pay. MA does this because he’s f*****g fed up of owning NUFC, nobody so far has stumped up enough to meet his financial requirements for a sale, and the absolute and irreplaceable of a treasure of a world class manager in post vastly improves our value. He’s got to persuade somebody to give him the amount of Wong’s he needs to sell on his terms; in that sense, keeping Rafa on is a deal maker, losing him a deal breaker.

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  • martoon

    May 16, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon22 you speak nonsense – why would the meeting be in London if it was just Charnley and Rafa?

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  • toon22

    May 16, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Added to the fact I doubt I’d believe a word you type
    Same with MA funnily enough

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  • toon22

    May 16, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Reported now by sky news

    Think I’d believe them over JIB

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  • Jib

    May 16, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #26

    Charnley lives in Gosforth
    Rafa works in Benton
    They are in London and Ashley won’t be there !!!!
    Sigh

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 16, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Frog boys on repeat again

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  • toon22

    May 16, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Wonder where Keith Bishops office is ?

    Let me guess ?

    London

    But hey JIB says he was there so lets believe that over sky news

    Always there to put a positive spin on anything MA

    😉

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  • toon22

    May 16, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #29

    JIB

    How many of your alt accounts think Rafa met MA too ?

    Any of them watch sky sports news ?

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  • Wayayman

    May 16, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Just to clarify- the info is that Rafa and Ashley were seen together this morning meeting at the Connaught hotel in London. This is from a non-NUFC fan who obviously recognised Rafa and then noticed the bloke with him was Ashley. There were others present but he didn’t recognise them – he’s not an NUFC fan so wouldn’t know who charnley or Bishop are.

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  • RobLeenio

    May 16, 2019 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Nothing in this Sky Sports article says Ashley isn’t involved in the meeting. Tinyurl so as not to break the blog

    https://tinyurl.com/y4apbht9

    Think I’d rather believe the testimony of the London Magpie Group over Toon22’s interpretation of an ambiguous sentence in a Sky Sports article.

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  • RobLeenio

    May 16, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Wayayman, you’re about to be accused of one of these:
    An alt of Jib
    An Ashley shill.

    Either would, frankly, be hilarious

    Anyway, don’t take it personally, it’s just our pet frog’s way.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 16, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #33

    It doesn’t matter if Ashlie was there or not as long as we get Rafa signed up. Charnley is only there to do Ashley’s bidding but is better known for his patience and diplomacy than our fat, bumbling ignorant , useless arsehole of an owner.

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  • Jib

    May 16, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #34

    bettyswallocks fat, bumbling ignorant , useless arsehole .

    It takes one to know one

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  • Wayayman

    May 16, 2019 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #35

    I don’t mind, I like the frog. He’s after the same thing as us – Rafa to stay and Ashley to sell. Sadly we won’t get both but I’d snap your hand off for one.

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  • RobLeenio

    May 16, 2019 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #36

    bettys, frankly, to go back and forth between the excellent but undoubtedly demanding Rafa and the stubborn and ignorant Ashley for over three years, he must have the diplomacy skills of Henry Kissinger and the patience of Gandhi.

    Not that he doesn’t have failings, but evidently he has his strengths also.

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  • Pain in the Blog

    May 16, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #37

    “Online Guy
    May 16, 2019 at 2:43 PM
    Comment #73
    Beware of men with down- turned mouths ”

    Here, what you on about mate?

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  • Sherlock

    May 16, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m JIB. No IM JIB. Just to be lower I’m not really an alt of JIB. However I would put my neighbours house on it that MA was there…I don’t particularly like her mind

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  • RobLeenio

    May 16, 2019 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Wayayman, I’ll correct you if I may

    We won’t get both immediately, but if Rafa signs for, say, three years, there has to be a good chance we’d get both at some point during that period.

    I still believe Ashley wants to sell and is holding out for that Unicorn buyer who will give him a massive offer and accept some of his clauses. One day, they’ll come along.

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  • RobLeenio

    May 16, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Pain, he thought you were a lass, so it’s all good.
    😉

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