Three reasons Newcastle must forget Jorgensen and hijack Everton’s Rondon move
According to reports in The Sun, Everton are lining up a shock late January move for £15m-rated West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon, despite the fact they have already bought Cenk Tosun from Besiktas in a £27m deal.
The Sun says the Toffees are reportedly keen to bring the Venezuela international to Goodison Park before the transfer window slams shut on Wednesday after he caused all sorts of problem in his team’s 1-1 draw against the Merseyside outfit last weekend.
The 28-year-old, who was also involved in the unfortunate incident that saw James McCarthy suffer a double leg break, has 18 months left on his contract at the Hawthorns, but continues to be a regular starter under Alan Pardew.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is desperate to strengthen his frontline before the end of the month and has been heavily linked with a club-record deal for Feyenoord centre-forward Nicolai Jorgensen.
However, there has been progress in negotiations with the Eredivisie outfit for the 27-year-old Dane as of yet, and bringing Rondon to St James’ Park instead could prove to be a shrewd move.
Here are three reasons Newcastle must forget Jorgensen and hijack Everton’s move for the 6ft 1in attacker…