There are probably few West Bromwich Albion fans who aren’t hoping that come the end of the season we rectify the ridiculous decision to have loaned out Salomon Rondon getting loanee Dwight Gayle in return from Newcastle United and make both switches permanent.
28-year-old Gayle has already proven his worth at The Hawthorns with 16 goals and two assists in 32 appearances for his since he arrived, and by all accounts, Rondon continues to impress up at St James’ Park, with the 29-year-old contributing nine goals and five assists in 25 Premier League matches for Rafa Benitez.
Rondon admitted himself earlier in the season that ideally the transfer would become permanent in the summer, even though it’s not believed there is a buy clause in the deal and even with one eye on the finances (it’s West Brom after all) a straight swap deal, making the presumption Gayle would take a commensurate league based wage, would or at least should, see us make some financial savings should we not, in fact, return to the Premier League.
If we don’t, you’d expect we’d be under new ownership given the panic despite sitting in fourth place, anyway.
Newcastle fans certainly seem more keen on the idea than they were a few months back at any rate, following their point against Bournemouth last weekend.
— gee singh (@geesingh1) March 16, 2019
How good was @salorondon23 upfront for @NUFC today man!! Cant remember a better and more reliable striker upfront since the Legend that is Alan Shearer! Rondon is doing an incredible job for our beloved Newcastle United. Im sure @alanshearer will agree with that!
— Daniel Charters (@Danielson109) March 16, 2019
Goal at Bournemouth was a peach!! Strikers live off confidence and he's flying right now!
— Smithy (@joesmith2610) March 18, 2019
Rondon and Rafa, two biggest signings!
— Pete Hind (@toonpete85) March 17, 2019
Happened to catch @NUFC v @afcbournemouth on @BBCMOTD last night, didn’t know the result, that goal by Rondon was awesome and the icing on the cake Richie’s last gasp equaliser just fantastic ????????????
— ⚽️Mrs Clare Benitez (@MrsClareKBaker) March 17, 2019
Much rather have rondon on a permanent basis
— Stefan Catton (@Stef_nufc) March 17, 2019
Rondon is amazing.
He's in the form if his life atm and seems to score or assists every game currently.
SIGN HIM UP! #NUFC
— The Geordie Boot Boy #NUFC (@BootGeordie) March 17, 2019