BBC Sports are announcing that the Rondon deal to take the Venezuelan striker to Newcastle is almost a done deal and some reports are saying it could even be announced today.
Here are some of tweets that the deal is very close and even on BBC Radio 5 broadcast of the friendly with Augsburg this afternoon the announcers said the deal looks like it’s going to go through.
This is good news because we looked paper-thin up front in the friendly today and we missed two r three chances in the first half – as we write this it’s 1-0 to Augsburg.
Salomon Rondon – finally joining Newcastle
With Muto in and Rondon coming in (hopefully) that will give us two new strikers but we probably need another striker so we can convert the chances the side creates.
???? BREAKING: BBC Sport understands West Brom striker Salomon Rondon is close to joining @NUFC. The Venezuelan isn’t involved for the Baggies Championship match against Bolton today, and the deal could be completed this weekend. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/KJ5klW15We
— BBC Newcastle (@bbcnewcastle) August 4, 2018
Salomón Rondón is going to sign for @NUFC of Rafa Benítez. He was followed by big clubs like Inter Milan, West Ham and Chelsea FC, but the insistence of Rafa Benítez has been key to his signing. The arrival of the Caracas striker will be made official in the next few hours.
— Rubén Uría (@rubenuria) August 4, 2018
Newcastle lost a poor game this afternoon to Augsburg 1-0 conceding a second-half goal although we never played our full side.
Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka was left out of the squad with a slight knock.
The weakness was again up front and this is the third game running we haven’t been able to score a goal.
We looked like puff-pastry up front this afternoon.