NUFC now in talks with West Brom over part exchange deal – Two players offered – Report

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle are now in talks with West Brom over a potential part-exchange that would see Dwight Gayle included in a deal for Salomon Rondon.

The story states that we have already had a loan deal turned down and have tried to offer Rolando Aarons in a bid to sign the Venezuelan, however we appear to have had both proposals rejected by the Baggies.

And now it’s claimed Gayle is being offered, showing just how reluctant Mike Ashley seems to be to spend money and activate Rondon’s £16.5m release clause – a fee he’s clearly reluctant to pay for a player nearing his 30’s (turns 29 in September).

Here’s a snippet from Simon Jones’ latest piece for the Daily Mail:

‘West Brom turned down a loan enquiry from Newcastle for Salomon Rondon but with his buy out clause at £16.5m, are discussing taking Dwight Gayle as part of any deal.

‘Newcastle initially offered young winger Rolando Aarons, and also hope Rondon drops high wage demands as they wait on Fulham signing Aleksandr Mitrovic for £20m. 

‘The club made an audacious approach to take Rondon on loan this week but have been told in no uncertain terms to activate the 28-year-old’s £16.5m buy out clause if they wish to sign him.’

We know Rafa hasn’t got much money to spend, but these really are pretty desperate attempts to avoid paying Rondon’s £16.5m release clause.

Not only that, it seems like we’re wanting Rondon to reduce his wage demands too, proving that even this deal – which seems relatively straightforward – is taking so much time and effort to complete.

Would you allow Gayle to go the other way if it meant we signed Rondon?

I prefer Rondon, but it doesn’t exactly solve our problem does it? We’d then still need another striker, with it leaving us just Joselu and Rondon if and when Mitrovic goes to Fulham.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “NUFC now in talks with West Brom over part exchange deal – Two players offered – Report

  1. Ashley really is clueless he is an absolute liability.what does he expect to achieve by his miserly running of the club.He’s just lost 83 million on his debenhams investment and absorbed it yet the one investment guaranteed to return a profit nufc is run appallingly.makes no sense to me

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  2. Spot on, Stu. Man’s a liability to himself, …and, yes, most definitely to everyone at NUFC.
    Rondon was NEVER the total answer NUFC need. Apart from cover (and we need both additional cover and development players who are ready to step up in almost every position), we need a AM who can create chances close to goal (its all well and good Shelvey pinging in balls behind the defence, and while good in itself, it still leaves the attackers a lot ot do), and we need a striker who can guarantee the clear chances go in (we do create sufficient chances in most games to be certain of mid-table and even challenge for a place in Europe, but Gayle and Joselu can’t get them into the net. Rondon will be a little better, but not much, an extra 4-5 goals for the season, perhaps an extra couple of games won and an extra couple of games saved, add eight more points to last season (…we would be having to field a team in the Europe games – how the hell would we be able to cope with that 😮 ). If we had a striker who consistently/reliably could get these 50/50 balls into the net it would boost the confidence and creativity of the other players (note the effect Kenedy had on the rest of the team last year), as well as force weaker teams into mistakes, and result in a good half dozen more wins – where would an extra 18 points have landed us – yes, I know, in cloud cuckoo land – it ain’t gunna ‘apin ! 🙁

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  3. Stu Hunter:
    Ashley really is clueless he is an absolute liability.what does he expect to achieve by his miserly running of the club.He’s just lost83 million on his debenhams investment and absorbed it yet the one investment guaranteed to return a profit nufc is run appallingly.makes no sense to me

    Hes not interested…he doesnt care about this or any other venture other than sports defect.
    pureky and simply, we are his advertising medium and nothing else. Hes a hard nosed business man ( theif )and nothing will get in his way.

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