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West Brom Miss Out On Promotion – Big Boost For Newcastle To Sign Rondon

It looks like Newcastle’s chances of signing Salomon Rondon permanently this summer have been given a big boost.

Aston Villa lost at West Bro m last night 1-0 in the second leg of their playoff but winning the penalty shootout 4-3 and advanced to the playoff final at Wembley for the second year in a row.

For the Baggies, it means a second year down below and things start to get financially very difficult for them.

What a way for a team to be knocked out of the playoffs to the Premier League – on penalties – would you believe it.

Who would be a West Brom fan today?

It must be very tough for them.

Salomon Rondon – available for £16.5M – or less?

If the news is correct, then Newcastle will now get a second chance to sign Salomon Rondon for £16.5M this summer.

Mike Ashley would not pay that for Rondon last summer – we’ll see if he will this time around  – but West Brom will be trying to get as much as possible for their striker.

West Brom will be quickly thinking of what they need to do to mount a promotion challenge for next season, and they will likely want to sign Dwight Gayle permanently.

If they don’t another Championship club will want to.

The talented Newcastle striker scored 24 goals for them in 38 games on loan in the season just ended, and he’s worth a lot of money to them.

Maybe we can do a part exchange for Rondon using Dwight going the other way – with not much money being paid over to the Baggies?

Both clubs could help each other for next season with this swap deal.

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14 comments so far

  • martoon

    May 15, 2019 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #1

    I was baffled by West Brom’s tactics in extra time – I know they were down to 10 men but they just sat back and played for penalties – the trouble was all their best penalty takers were not on the pitch – it was inevitable they were going to lose the shootout!

  • Jib

    May 15, 2019 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #2

    “West Brom will be trying to get as much as possible for their striker.”
    They cannot
    If they failed to achieve promotion his fixed price release clause kicks in.

    The next question is the fee for Gayle and Murphy (who looked quite lively last night)

  • wartongeordie

    May 15, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Rondon isnt the best striker in the Premier league, he isnt the most prolific goalscorer, but his hold up play and contribution to the team is priceless, 10-15 goals combined with the fact he wants to be here, no brainer for me, anyone agree?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 15, 2019 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Signing Rondon is only going to solve part of the problem we also need another striker who can come in and play as Rondon is going to be no 1 and play most of the time when he is fit!

    Could we be allowed to buy Rondon and keep Gayle? Gayle has shown that while not good enough to be the main centre forward he is decent back up and is good at getting goals off the bench whether he would want to be backup after being the number 9 though….

    Just the way Ashley works I just can’t see him sanctioning a deal for another Rondon quality striker which really would leave us with Muto and Joselu currently as our backup strikers unless Sorenson or Toure can step up!!

    Should really be going all out to get Rondon and Joel Linton and play them together in some games would be a right handful!!

  • Jib

    May 15, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #5

    I think we may get Jan Hurtado the 19 year old Venezuelan kid
    playing in Argentina who acts as big Ron’s sub in international games

  • geordiemark

    May 15, 2019 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #6

    i still wouldnt sign him for 16.5 million with being 30 and a year left on his contract no way, id offer them 8 million take it or leave it, yes rondon played well but he only scored 10 goals its not like a 20-25 goal striker so not a chance at 16.5 million

  • geordiemark

    May 15, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #7


    we need to get rid of murphy, i can move faster then him and i am 56 years old 🙂 gayle some championship team like fulham may come in for him with mitro about to leave

  • Optimistic Panda

    May 15, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #8

    I remember when Keegan bought Beardsley for £1.5m and loads of pundits and journalists said it was crazy to spend that on a player of Beardsleys age.

    It proved to be a master stroke, Zidane was bought by Real shortly after for a ridiculous amount of money for his age, 40 odd million if memory serves and he was around 30.

    Rondon doesnt play in same position or style as either of those but the position he does play it would be hard to find anyone as good or better in that price range.

    I’m sure someone will know who the most expensive 30something is??

  • Jib

    May 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #9

    you are wrong
    from the same age as Rondon is now

    Alan Shearer scored 140 goals for NUFC until he retired

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #10


    I think we should be buying him as well!! Might be issues with work permits though as he is so young and hasn’t played a lot of international games?

    He does look a bit of a beast might take him a season or two to get used to the premiership but we could loan him out after getting him (as that is what every team seems to do!)


    I think the price will be offset by us trading a player or two Rondon fully fit at the start of the season looks like he will get us a guaranteed 10 goals and about 10 assists with Perez able to achieve similar so that’s a good starting point the rest of the team have to step up in terms of their output!

    We could buy another striker from abroad who could flop badly and be totally buggered or we could buy the next Aguero but it would be good to have Rondon to allow the other striker we sign (hopefully) time to adjust to the league

  • JohnJ

    May 15, 2019 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #11

    Rondon is more than worth a permanent place in the Newcastle Squad! How much would we expect to get for Gayle if we were to do that kind of deal? They are both 29 very little difference in age eh?

    We NEED Rondon. West Brom NEED Gayle. Seems to me the best way forward is a swop with a small (in football terms) adjustment in price say Gayle & £2m for Rondon?

    We are happy WBA are happy. Surely NUFC can come up with an agreeable contract for Rondon say 3 years with an option of 1 more.

    Can they?

  • bettyswallocks

    May 15, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Rafa is staying that’s obvious now and of course Rondon will stay. Rafa wants him and he has proven himself as an excellent fit for the club.
    Ashley wouldn’t sanction 16.5 mil for an unproven 30 yr old but neither would he insist that Rondon has to go back. That would be blatant interfering in team matters and Rafa wouldn’t accept it.
    Ashley / Charnley will undoubtedly try and nick him from West Brom and move the goal posts, duck and dive etc etc but that is just how they operate.
    If Rafa and Rondon don’t both stay then I will admit to being a know nowt and agree to any amount of pelters on here.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 15, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #13

    Joselu, Murphy and Gayle for Rondon
    or even
    Hayden for Rondon , I think Hayden has relatives in and around Birmingham

  • beermonkey

    May 15, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #14


    most expensive over 30 i would think that will be ronaldo when he moved to juve last summer
    but i think what he sells his fee in merchandise in the first year


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