Newcastle fans are not happy with the latest transfer update, as it looks like Salomon Rondon is set to become their new front man.
Rafael Benitez and Newcastle are absolutely desperate for a new goalscorer this summer. The Magpies are solid defensively, have found a wonderful balance in midfield with Jonjo Shelvey and Mo Diame, but simply do not have the firepower needed to match Rafa’s ambition.
The Magpies have been linked with all sorts of names, but it seems they have finally landed on West Brom’s Rondon, with one insider claiming a deal could even be done this weekend.
According to The Gambling Times, Fulham are set to seal the deal for Aleksandar Mitrovic, which will then pave the way for Rondon to become a Magpie.
Rondon is available for around £16.5m due to a relegation clause in his contract.
The powerful Venezuelan had a major goal drought for the Baggies, but ended the season pretty well with, taking his tally to ten goals and three assist in all competitions.
Fans aren’t convinced though, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Beginning to question Rafas choice of strikers. Rondon! Rondon! Rondon! Seriously!!!!! You mean to tell me he’s the best we can do? Feck me. I can’t stand mistrovic, but I’d rather have him. Grim times. Rondon won’t get more than 5/7 goals. 🤷♂️
— GOODLAUGH (@G00DLAUGH) July 19, 2018
Would rather keep Mitro
— grumpy_old_sod (@AndyHarle1968) July 19, 2018
surely mitrovic is worthy of a push in the team if rondon is our only option.
— robert walker (@robwnufc) July 19, 2018
Rondon is a nice man and works hard. Very likeable but couldn’t hit a barn door.
— Dean Swingle (@dean_swingle) July 19, 2018
Seriously worried if we think a front line of Rondon,Gayle and Joselu will worry anyone. I’ll bet now between them they struggle to get 15 goals…meanwhile Mitrovic will get at least that amount at Fulham!
— Paul allan (@Paulall10592775) July 19, 2018
Seriously Benitez, your targets are terrible
— adam thompson (@histonadam85) July 19, 2018