According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United could be priced out a move for West Bromwich Albion centre-forward Salomon Rondon in this summer’s transfer window.
Rondon will leave West Brom this summer following their relegation to the Championship, and a number of clubs have been credited with an interest.
West Ham United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all believed to be sniffing around the experienced striker, with the view to launching a bid.
According to The Chronicle, Newcastle are also interested, but the Magpies might well be priced out a move.
Rondon is believed to have a release clause in the region of £16.5m, but that does not include a sign-on fee or wages, which reportedly could make it difficult for Newcastle to pull off the deal.
The Newcastle fans have been reacting to the reports, and it would be fair to say that the bulk are frustrated with the situation.
Indeed, they are finding it hard to believe that their club will find it difficult to sign a striker from a team that has been relegated to the second tier of English football.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s supporters can be seen below:
If Rondon is too expensive, this is sure to be a long, frustrating summer.
— The Exiled Geordies?⚫️⚪️ (@NUFC_Podcast) June 18, 2018
#nufc Rondon is too expensive. Id not want to pay more than 5mil for him
— Ronnie Gordon (@ron1981rs) June 18, 2018
Can’t afford Rondon, we are a joke of a club. Really couldn’t blame Rafa if he walks. #nufc
— Jack Winnard (@JackWinnard) June 18, 2018
If this is all true there is NO chance Rafa will stay.
Meet my ambition???
Club lost £90M and valuation gone up between £50M and £100M.
Won’t spend “all the club generates” and puts up seating prices
Boycott everything Ashley. #ashleyout. @ChronicleNUFC @bigchrisholt
— paz (@ianparry9) June 19, 2018
Rondon too expensive at £16m…guess we’re not breaking our transfer record this year ?
— Chris Engleby (@cjengleby) June 18, 2018
We’re not going to break our transfer record. So we’ll be getting Joselu mkII on deadline day…
— Raj Bithal (@Biffarinho) June 18, 2018