Despite Mike Ashley refusing to pay the £16,000,000 release clause on Rondon’s contract this summer because he doesn’t like the idea of signing players that are approaching 30, there could be a chance for Rondon to stay permanently after all.
The report suggests that Newcastle officials will look to restart transfer negotiations with the baggies to reach an agreement. The deal could see on loan striker Dwight Gayle be offered to the baggies in part of the deal that would see Rondon permanently stay at Tyneside.
If this deal does go through and Rondon signs permanently this January, then it will allow Rafa to sign a new player on a loan deal if he doesn’t feel the squad is reinforced enough but knowing Ashley… the loan deals will be Rafa’s only option.
Salomon Rondon now has the task to prove to the fans and to the manager that he is good enough for a permanent deal, Rondon has spoken out saying that he loves playing for the fans and he does not want to play for West Bromwich Albion again regardless if they get promoted back to the Premier League.
Rondon scored 2 goals against Bournemouth in front of a very supportive St James’s Park on the eve of remembrance day, taking his tally to 3 goals for Newcastle in all competitions so far.
HIGHLIGHTS OF RONDON’S BRACE BELOW: