Salomon Rondon will value Newcastle £16.5million to signal completely — and so they have been warned to get a transfer on or anticipate competitors for him.
Rondon has scored 12 targets this season whereas on mortgage from West Brom and their failure to get again into the Premier League, having been knocked out of the Championship play-offs by Aston Villa on Tuesday, means the price of any deal has been set.
The striker may have a one-year contract extension triggered when he’s handed again to the Baggies subsequent month — which can embrace a £16.5m launch clause as a result of they’re remaining within the second tier.
Venezuela worldwide Rondon is eager to affix Newcastle completely, along with his household settled in Northumberland having simply loved his finest season in English soccer.
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However Toon supervisor Rafa Benitez is ready for a battle to persuade the membership to spend that kind of cash on a participant who turns 30 in September.
Proprietor Mike Ashley needs Newcastle to spend on youthful skills who’ve probably big sell-on values —and to maintain the squad’s older gamers hungry.
Benitez is just not in opposition to signing gamers aged below 26, however needs flexibility in that coverage.
The Spaniard is ready for talks this week with Ashley over a brand new contract as his three-year deal expires this summer season, and compromise is predicted on either side that can finish with him staying.
West Brom have had Dwight Gayle and Jacob Murphy on mortgage from Newcastle this season, and will use the previous, who scored 24 targets for them and is rated at £15m, as bait.
On his future, Rondon stated: “For me, for a striker, I’m all the time completely satisfied after I rating, and scoring targets is the one factor in my thoughts.
“I’m right here, I’m actually completely satisfied – I scored 11 targets (within the Premier League), 12 for the season, so I’m actually completely satisfied. I did my job, and that is the rationale the gaffer introduced me right here – to assist the workforce. I did, and we’ll have to attend.
“The supporters singing my identify – that was a particular second for me, as a result of I attempted to do my job, to work actually laborious. I scored targets, I assisted the workforce, so I believe I did my job. We’ve got to attend and we’ll see what occurs.”
He added: “You need to take pleasure in it. The suggestions between the supporters and the gamers is particular, as a result of they recognise my job. I’m actually completely satisfied to play for Newcastle United, to be right here with my teammates, with the membership, so we’ll see what occurs.”
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