Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to a report on the future of Salomon Rondon, which claims the Magpies want to extend his loan deal for another year.
According to The Chronicle, Rondon’s future at Newcastle may play a “pivotal role” in the club’s negotiations with Rafael Benitez over a long-term deal.
The powerful Venezuelan joined the club last summer on a season-long loan, a move which saw Dwight Gayle loaned to West Brom in return.
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Now, per the aforementioned report, the Tyneside outfit want to extend that loan deal for another year.
Rondon has scored six Premier League goals this season and also added three assists, and his tireless work as a focal point for the team while also having the ability to make a genuine difference in the final third makes him the perfect Benitez striker.
The gaffer is clearly a big fan of the 29 year-old, and the extension of his loan deal could indicate a longer stay for Benitez as well.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Just swap him for Gayle. Simples. Everybody’s happy
— neilB (@neilTheMagpie) February 5, 2019
Getting Joselu off the books will be key knowing how Ashley loves keeping the books tidy
— bobby martins (@BobbyGoa) February 5, 2019
A deal for Rondon can be done at any time though, don’t know why it was attempted on deadline day. Surely the agreement can be put in place and then made official when the transfer window opens? #NUFC
— Liam (@LMTPPNG) February 5, 2019
It’s not #NUFC’s fault #WBA are demanding £16 million for a 29yr old with 1yr remaining on his contract, no club will pay that & that’s why they’ve left talks on hold until the summer…
Rondon wants to stay, Rafa wants him to stay & #WBA know they’ll not get their fee?
— Jase ⚫️⚪️ (@jasonhebron) February 5, 2019
I don’t buy this leaving business to the last few days of the window. This could have been discussed during December and formalized easily during the window. Stinks of fake news leaks from Ashley & co.
— TX_Toon? (@toon_tx) February 6, 2019
Sell him and replace with someone better – we need to constantly improve – that is what Rafa wants to do but Ashley is happy With the survival status quo
— ian pollock (@ipolnufc) February 6, 2019