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Failing To Sign This Player Could Become A Deal-Breaker For Rafa


Salmon Rondon is likely to be one of the players that Rafa wants signed if he is to stay at Newcastle when his contract ends this summer.

Salomon has been in excellent form this season for us, and his style perfectly fits the way Rafa wants Newcastle to play.

But West Brom want a big fee for their striker – and if West Brom don’t get promoted it will be a £16.5M fee and it maybe £20M or more if West Brom are back in the Premier League this summer.

This is for a player who has only one year left on his contract at West Brom.

Mike Ashley seems unwilling to pay that for the striker, and there’s a report in the Mail today that Newcastle want to pay only £12M for Rondon this summer.

With Wolves interested in Rondon they could easily beat Newcastle to signing the player by paying what the Baggies are asking for the 29-year-old.

And it would be yet another time when a more ambitious club beats Newcastle to a transfer target.

Newcastle have been scouting Hoffenheim’s 22-year-old Brazilian striker Joelinton whose transfer fee could be over £40M, but there were some signs last week that Rafa and his scouts could be cooling their interest in the Brazilian at such a price.

But Rafa wants players brought in this summer who can both create chances and score goals.

That’s been a weakness of Newcastle over these last two seasons.

And if Mike Ashley is stubborn and refuses to go over £12M for Rondon – it could even be a deal-breaker for Rafa because he will see it will be the same old same old at Newcastle with our miserly owner.

Comments welcome.


10 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 3, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #1

    I would like us to sign Rondon as I think he is good solid striker which is what we need but we almost need to be signing a better striker than him at the same time!!

    We are currently a Rondon injury away from being in deep trouble and that can’t happen again next season !

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 3, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Manure collapsed when Wolves equalised.

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  • Toondog2

    Apr 3, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Ron,

    Yes they did .
    Wolves reminded me of the KK mantra attack attack as Dennis twice reminds us!
    If you score 4 we will score 5
    Exciting stuff but sadly the game has changed

    3
  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 3, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #4

    I see that some of the army lads are in trouble for using a picture of Corbyn as a target for rifle shooting practice. What a great incentive to shoot straight.
    I then thought that if we had some blown up pictures of him down at Benton training ground it could also encourage our lads to shoot straight .

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  • carltoon

    Apr 3, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Sad to hear John Tudor is suffering from dementia. Great partnership with Malcolm McDonald. He’s going to the match on Saturday. Hope we hear a rousing rendition of Hallelujah John Tudor.

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  • NY Mag

    Apr 3, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Toondog2,

    From previous….it’s true both wolves and ourselves have billionaire owners, but their owners are putting money in to keep them moving forwards our owner will only put money in to stop us falling (too far) backwards.

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  • Toondog2

    Apr 3, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #7

    NY Mag,

    Sad but true

    Expensive business Premier league football ??

    How many clubs are self sufficient to keep moving forward without loads of money being put in from the owners pocket

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 3, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Thing is you can easily achieve progression every year by using the TV money and player sales the owners don’t actually have to put money in if you are run properly and by players at the right times!

    5
  • NY Mag

    Apr 3, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Probably Arsenal is the model club in that respect….

    4
  • dexter53

    Apr 3, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #10

    I personally dont think hes good enough. Fair enough hes scored some crucial goals. I get that. But…….for a big lad he wins very few headers. His first touch is awful and hes slower than me. Theres got to be better than him for the money.

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