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Report – Everton Ready To Swoop For Rondon This Summer

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?

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Harley

    Mar 22, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Inexcusable how we didn’t sign him permanently last summer for a meagre 16m, after we received more than that for Mitro.
    Hope we can get this deal done and dusted at the end of the season.
    I only see 2 polar opposite seasons coming up.
    1 Rafa stays, we sign Rondon and a couple more good signings, then go on to have our best season in years.
    Or 2 Rafa goes, we don’t sign Rondon, every game has a toxic atmosphere and we get relegated.

    I can’t see an in between.

  • TomaKaThor

    Mar 22, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    If we actually bid ”properly’ for Rondon i would like to think he would pick us over horrible Everton all day long.

  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 22, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #3

    There is always the chance that Everton, West Ham etc. can bid £25m for Rondon – or even more – then we’d have no chance of singing him and it’s back to square one.

    Surely it’s up to the selling club to decide the price and the sale, not the buying?

    The fact that Gayle is there is academic – UNLESS they don’t get promoted, then it may be part of the deal. Gayle plus £10m anyone?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 22, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Is there anyway to verify if Rondon still has the release clause of 16.5 million? I thought it expired last summer and then we got him on loan ?

    West Brom would be daft to accept that figure now if its not a legal requirement!!

    More ammunition to say to Ashley what a nugget he is could have got him for 16.5 now he is away to Everton for 25 million who says older players don’t have sell on value?!?!?!

    He is actually the exact striker Everton need in their team at the moment , West Ham could do with him as well all teams that will offer more money than we do!

  • kc2012

    Mar 22, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #5

    I said this would happen months ago that other clubs who pay bigger wages would be in for Rondon. I said Chelsea would go in for him and I stick by that, at the price they could get him for and the relatively low wages compared to their superstars it’s a no brainier for them because he’s a lot better than what they have.

    Everton, doubt he’d go there. Tiny club, shocking fans that boo their own players every time they misplace a pass.

    West Ham bid for every player in world football, every transfer window so that wouldn’t surprise me at all.

    If Rafa stays then he stays at the toon, if Rafa goes then we lose him and end up with Rivierre part 2.

  • widowmagandapoke

    Mar 22, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Logically players of 30 plus start to lose their value. Having said that Ronnie seems to have got better since his baggies days. However £25 mil? I don’t think any one would go that high for a player with two seasons in top form.


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