The Mail are reporting that Wolves have opened talks with West Bromwich striker Salomon Rondon over a possible deal.
Wolves are keen to sign the striker who was on loan at Newcastle in the season just ended and are moving quickly.
Rondon is in the Venezuelan squad for the upcoming Copa America starting in mid-June – and they want him signed up by then.
The 29-year-old has a £16.5M buy-out clause.
Newcastle are dilly daddling as usual, and Wolves see a window of opportunity to sign the talented center-forward while Mike Ashley and Rafa Benitez are in long, drawn-out talks to see if Rafa will stay on Tyneside.
In their first meeting yesterday in London, as far as we can tell from the reports, they are still at loggerheads on transfer and whether Rafa can sing older players – like Rondon.
You can never accuse the Newcastle hierarchy of being quick or urgent in any of their transfer dealings.
We are simply not ambitious enough – and that’s so sad.
Rendon had his best season ever in the Premier League under Raa’s guidance last season scoring 12 goals in 33 total appearances – 11 of them in the Premier League (32 appearances) and he also had 7 assists.
We hope we can sign him up, but Wolves look to be the more likely club to sign him at present.
Hope we are wrong on that.