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Report – Salomon Rondon Interested in Joining Wolves

The local (Wolverhampton)  Express & Star is reporting today that Salomon Rondon, who spent the season on loan at Newcastle, is interested in moving to Wolves.

Wolves tried to sign the player in January but couldn’t break his season loan deal at Newcastle.

But now Wolves are moving quickly to try to sign up the talented Venezuelan striker with Newcastle in gridlock as Mike Ashley, and Rafa Benitez are in negotiation on Rafa’s potential new contract.

As usual at Newcastle, it’s taking a lot longer than it should do.

The striker has a £16.5M release clause in his West Brom contract which Wolves are very willing to meet and which Newcastle refused to pay last summer – even though Rafa wanted him signed permanently.

The same could be true of Ashley this summer – and he is likely to refuse to pay out £16.5M for a player who will be 30 in September.

Salomon Rondon – great season at Newcastle – but Ashley hesitating – as usual

We’ll have wait and see but time is now of the essence with Rondon – and Benitez.

Rondon scored 12 goals for Newcastle last season with all but one coming in the Premier League.

And the 29-year-old also had 7 assists.

Wolves finished 7th in the Premier League in their first season back, and they are a more ambitious club than the Ashley-owned Newcastle.

They see Salomon as real competition for their 27-year-old 71 times capped Mexican International striker Raul Jimenez, who also had a good season.

He scored 17 goals in 44 total appearances for Wolves – with 12 goals coming in the Premier League.

At some point, Newcastle will have to start moving quickly – on everything – and the sooner, the better.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    May 19, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos (age 22) is looking like he’s leaving real Madrid this summer – what do we reckon?

  • Budge123

    May 19, 2019 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Out of the two clubs you couldnt blame Rondon for heading for Wolves.
    In Europe next season now also.

    Its exactly the level we should be at if it wasnt for you know who –

  • Jib

    May 19, 2019 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #3

    The contract needs to well thought out and Ashley proof
    Rushing it just to hang on to one 30 year old player is a
    bit daft.

  • Jib

    May 19, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m rather enjoying the shit that Rafa is putting Ashley through.

  • funguswatty

    May 19, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #6

    If you read his Instagram account he says nothing about wanting to be away he is still keen on staying with us


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