Newcastle fans react as Rondon swap deal looms

Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to the latest transfer news, as it looks like Rafael Benitez is finally going to get his new number nine.

Newcastle confirmed the signing of Yoshinori Muto last week, and it looks like they’re about to add even more attacking firepower with the capture of West Brom’s Rondon.

The powerful 6 ft 1 Venezuelan international was left out of the Baggies’ opening day squad on Saturday, and reports suggest a deal is close to swap him for Dwight Gayle.

According to Sky Sports, a deal is “close to completion”, and Lee Ryder from The Chronicle has added to that by saying Rondon has already agreed personal terms with Newcastle.

The deal is expected to send Gayle the other way on a loan deal, but we will have to wait and see the full terms of the deal.

Either way, it will be a huge relief for Rafa to finally get the striker situation sorted, especially given his comments on their dealings in the last week.

Fans are praising the heavens that they finally have a goalscorer, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…