Keith Downie of Sky Sports is reporting that Salmon Rondon passed his medical yesterday and it’s expected he will be announced as a loan signing for the season today.
It’s also expected that Dwight Gayle will go in the opposite direction and Newcastle will pay West Brom a £2M loan fee.
Rafa has wanted Salomon all summer long but it’s taken this long for Newcastle to sign him because owner Mike Ashley has kept a really tight control on the transfer funds this summer.
So nothing has changed there.
He was unwilling to sanction a transfer at £16.5M for Rondon as he keeps the financial accounts looking good at Newcastle.
That’s at the cost of not having a much better team on the pitch that would raise the price of the club.
Salomon Rondon – should sign on loan today
As of today, we are making a profit of about £26M this summer – not counting agent or loan fees.
This is the tweet Keith Downie put out yesterday:
Salomon Rondon should complete his season-long loan to Newcastle tomorrow after taking his medical today.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 5, 2018
Ashley’s unwillingness to spend money and the way he has used the club as a global advertising board for Sports Direct (paying nothing for it) should disqualify him from being a fit and proper owner.
And once he’s finally left Newcastle, the Premier League should look into how he’s been able to wreck the club.
We hope Salomon Rondon is signed on loan today.