In retrospect, it would have been worth it to pay the £16.5M release clause in Salomon Rondon’s contract but Mike Ashley balked on paying that for a 29-year-old.
As it turns out he would have been worth every penny and now he still has one year left on his West Brom contract and the Baggies still want £16M for him – but they will not get it this summer.
Rondon will return to West Brom at the end of the season and now Mike Ashley and company have to work out how we can get Salomon somehow for next season.
Salomon Rondon – scoring another goal!
Here’s what Rafa has told the Chronicle today:
“When you have a player doing well, especially a striker scoring goals, everybody gets very excited about the prospects for the future.”
“What I told him is to just concentrate on the next games.”
“Play well and score goals and it will be easier.”
“If you are doing something well it is the best way to promote yourself.”
About 50% think we can win this game tomorrow – maybe Rondon can score his 9th goal of the season for us?