According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle could potentially lose out to former boss Rafa Benitez and his new side Dalian Yifang in the race to sign West Brom striker Salomon Rondon – West Ham also remain interested.
Well, the Magpies only recently lost Benitez after the Spaniard walked away from his post following the expiry of his contract at St James’ Park – he declined the offer of an extension.
This was news that was not received too well by these Newcastle fans, and the situation could be about to get a whole lot worse with Benitez interested in the Venezuelan at his new cash-rich employers.
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Benitez apparently views Rondon as the perfect centre-forward to build his new team around.
Rondon absolutely excelled for the Magpies last term and enjoyed his best statistical campaign on a personal level since arriving in England back in 2015.
For Benitez to leave and then snatch the player who some fans would assumingly want to see bought to the club the most this summer would be a real double blow for Newcastle were it to happen.
Additionally, these supporters specifically would not be very happy. Lots of Magpies fans were calling on their beloved club to sign the 6 foot 1 powerhouse when his parent club West Brom were knocked out of the play-offs, and have done so more times over the last few months.
Most recently, some fans were calling for his arrival as part of a swap deal with Dwight Gayle – one thing is for certain, a lot of the supporters just want to see Rondon signed on a permanent basis.
For them to be potentially scolded by the man who has just left them in the hunt for a player they are visibly desperate for would be a real kick to the teeth.