Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to a worrying transfer update, which claims that the club do not agree with West Brom’s evaluation of Salomon Rondon.
According to The Daily Mail, Newcastle are reluctant to exceed £12m to make Rondon’s loan move into a permanent one.
The problem with that of course is that West Brom’s release clause for the player is set at £16.5m, and the Baggies seem in no rush to lower the asking price.
Pl>ymaker FC Exclusive: Jermaine Jenas reveals why Tyne-Wear is a more intense derby than anything London can offer – check out the video below….
The 29 year-old joined the Magpies on loan last summer with Dwight Gayle going the other way, and the swap has been beneficial to both sides if truth be told.
The Venezuelan gives so much more than just his goals though, and it is his physicality and work ethic that really endears him to both Rafael Benitez and the Toon Army.
Rondon’s role in Benitez’s system is absolutely crucial, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Almost a million quid a goal, that's a good deal in today's football. You'd pay 38 mil for a striker to score one every game wouldn't you
— LP (@____LP____) April 3, 2019
A think we will do something with Gayle tbh probably Gayle and a few million
— Gary Halman (@gary_halman) April 3, 2019
Frig sake. only at toon, as always
— ian douglas (@Ian1973) April 3, 2019
Here we go again.
— Adam (@AdamProcter1995) April 3, 2019
It’s a no brainer @nufc buy buy buy @salorondon23 Mike. Still got best years 4_5 years sign him up what else is out there for 16 million that scores goals on a regular basis. Over to you Again @nufc #Howaythelads #ToonArmy
— Wayne (@MagpieMoto) April 3, 2019
Straight swap for Gayle, not rocket science
— Simon Black (@simonblack73) April 3, 2019
Price shouldn’t matter, signing Rondon and Rafa long term should be the priority.
— Simon Hardy (@simonhardy07) April 3, 2019
For goodness sake, don’t be daft. £12M in today’s market is an absolute bargain.
— ohio toon (@OhioToon) April 3, 2019
What a farce! 16.5 is a pinch the way football money is these days
— Jack HendersonTaylor (@JackHT1987) April 3, 2019