There’s news in the Star today that Everton boss Marco Silva could swoop for Salomon Rondon in the summer.
The Liverpool club are short of strikers up front with former Newcastle target Cenk Tosun struggling for form this season.
With Rondon having an impressive season on loan at Newcastle with 10 goals so far, there could be more Premier League clubs than the Toffees want to sign him this summer.
At that time he will have one year left on his West Brom contract.
This is what happens when the owner at Newcastle refuses to pay out his release clause of £16.5M last summer to sign the 29-year-old Venezuelan International permanently.
Salomon Rondon at Newcastle
Newcastle want to keep the player, but that could be difficult with West Brom wanting at least £16M for him.
That fee was something Ashley was unwilling to pay a year ago, and Rondon will be one year older this summer.
Rondon is currently with the Venezuelan squad for their two friendly games against Argentina and Catalonia during this international break.
Whether Newcastle can sign Rondon this summer is just one of the things that Rafa expects from Mike Ashley is he is going to stay on Tyneside.
What do you think?