We’ve all been waiting for the Salomon Rondon speculation to really begin with the relegation release clause that’s believed to be in his contract, but thankfully it had been pretty quiet and West Brom fans were perfectly happy with that believing that he could have a massive part to play in this season’s coming Championship campaign given his style of play and work rate as the end result should be far more joy in front of the net.
The 28-year-old has certainly given no indication that he wants the leave The Hawthorns after we suffered relegation last season and that in itself was a plus point for fans.
The Express and Star reported yesterday evening that Newcastle United had fired a shot across the bow for the Venezuelan striker but bizarrely came in with an offer that would see him move on loan for the season.
It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever and quite rightly those at the club are not best pleased with their attempt to unsettle the player. Rondon only has 12-months left on his contract anyway so admittedly it’s one way around his release fee of £16.5million but on what planet would Albion sanction that move?
The offer has rightly been flatly rejected and I hope we’ve given them a do not disturb instruction as well.
I’d be tempted to tell them where to shove it if I was Rondon and they came back with a cash bid – great way to show you want and value a player.
Yesss brilliant news. A loan wouldn’t help us one bit
— jonas (@ToastedJonas) July 17, 2018
— ???? DOOD ⚪️ (@RudeDoody) July 17, 2018
And Gayle wants to stay in the Premier League
— Dave Neale???????????????????????????? (@baggiedave70) July 17, 2018
yea, cant blame him really
— Ralphy (@RalphyRamone) July 17, 2018
Good on the board
— Ryan (@Ryan_wba1) July 17, 2018
Jeremy Peace acting as advisor up there?
— Daniel Lloyd (@Daniel_Lloyd25) July 17, 2018
We want money to reinvest and newcastle cheeky for trying that. Stand firm cus prem teams do wat they like if they think we desperate for cash
— Justin Gower (@baggies25) July 17, 2018
Loaning Rondon would be nonsensical, though with just the year left on his contract that does make you wonder why anyone would pay £16.5m for him. Doesn’t seem to be agitating for a move though, so perhaps we will keep him for at least another year?
— Dan Nash (@DanNash86) July 17, 2018