Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to the latest transfer news, as a deal for Salomon Rondon has reportedly stalled.
According to Sky Sports, Rondon’s move to Tyneside has stalled, as Rafael Benitez continues the hunt for a new number nine.
The Magpies were in talks with West Brom over a swap deal that would send Dwight Gayle to the Hawthorns in exchange for Rondon.
A reporter from Sky Sports claims the Baggies are “keen to keep their existing squad” though, and that they are unwilling to pay Gayle what he makes at Newcastle.
While Rondon isn’t the marquee striker signing both Rafa and the fans have been crying out for, he certainly has the traits to be the perfect partner up front for Yoshinori Muto.
Rondon, who has 19 goals in 66 Venezuela caps, could thrive off the service from the likes of Matt Ritchie and Kenedy, so fans are understandably annoyed that the deal has stalled.
The 6 ft 1 beast reportedly has a £16.5m relegation clause in his contract, so it does seem rather bizarre to haggle over swap deals rather than just trigger his release clause.
You can find some of the best Twitter reaction down below…
So why not just BUY Rondon like a normal club would???#NUFC
— Burnsie ⚽? NUFC ?️⚽ (@BenArfaChance) August 1, 2018
Why can’t you or any other journalist say it how it is? Ashley is UNWILLING to spend money, tell people straight
— The Hedders (@AlexHedley47) August 1, 2018
The £16.5m release clause bit too expensive for Cashley, despite banking £30-40m in profit so far eh?
— Jake Shearer (@Jake_Shearer) August 1, 2018
Never anything positive happening at #NUFC
— James Knowlson (@jimknowlson) August 1, 2018
so , What now？ 8 days left and we only have 2 strikers !
— King (@KingForToon) August 1, 2018
— Liam (@ldabbs89) August 1, 2018
Why won’t they just pay the money for Rondón man . It’s a joke never been so fed up and frustrated as Toon fan😡😡
— Chris H (@chrish2113) August 1, 2018
Why does Gayle have to be part of the deal? Sign Rondon and keep Gayle as a squad player! Constant penny pinching! #NUFC
— ⚽️⚽️HAYLEY⚽️⚽️ (@Hayley_Harra) August 1, 2018
We don’t have it! Ashley wants every penny and that it! Be worried about lascelles soon
— adam thompson (@histonadam85) August 1, 2018