NUFC set for talks over double January deal involving Salomon Rondon & loan signing – Report

According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle will attempt to sign Salomon Rondon on a PERMANENT deal from West Brom in January – a move that would then allow Rafa Benitez to make another domestic loan signing in the new year.

The piece by Scott Wilson also claims that West Brom would be willing to enter talks over a deal for Rondon – especially if we allowed Dwight Gayle to join the Baggies permanently in the opposite direction.

With Rondon and Kenedy currently taking up our two domestic loan slots, freeing up one of these (by signing one permanently) could be highly beneficial in January – especially when we’ve been credited with interest in several Premier League players we could only realistically sign on loan. Examples being Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Liverpool’s Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke.

Here’s a snippet from the Echo’s intriguing transfer story today:

‘NEWCASTLE UNITED will consider turning Salomon Rondon’s loan into a permanent January deal in order to free up a slot for another temporary transfer in the second half of the season.

‘Ideally, Benitez would like to supplement any permanent signings with one or two loan additions – Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke would be an appealing short-term option – but as things stand, he cannot make any temporary transfers from clubs in England.

‘There is no chance of Chelsea agreeing to a permanent transfer for Kenedy, but sources in the Midlands claim West Brom would be willing to consider a permanent deal for Rondon, particularly if Newcastle were willing to allow Dwight Gayle to make a full-time switch in the opposite direction.

‘There is now a strong chance that Newcastle officials will initiate a new round of talks with their counterparts at the Hawthorns aimed at agreeing a permanent January deal.’

As the piece states, it seems like there’s ‘no chance’ of us signing Kenedy permanently in January – with Chelsea clearly keen to take a longer look at him before cashing in – however a permanent deal for Rondon sounds very possible.



It would signal a chance of heart from Ashley (who’s tended to be reluctant to sign players nearing 30), although he was present to see his stunning display in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth recently.

IF a permanent deal could be agreed, a loan move for Ruben Loftus-Cheek (who could fill our number 10 role superbly) could be on the cards..

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3 thoughts on “NUFC set for talks over double January deal involving Salomon Rondon & loan signing – Report

  1. Loftus Cheek wouldn’t come and Origi other than a couple of games for Belgium in the world cup 4 years ago has done nothing . Solanki not proven and was been kept out of the English under 23’s by Abrahams who is now on loan to a championship side so is he the answer. Personally I wouldn’t be to pleased if we spent our limited budget on these players.

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  2. We’ve missed having a proper centre forward capable – not just willing – to barge a centre back out of the way and get his head to the ball first. Rondon was second best to get to that ball last Saturday but he was determined to make it his and it went off his head twice as fast as it came onto it. The keeper never stood a chance.
    He’s one big unit and not many centre backs will get the better of him this season. If WBA had played to his strengths more, they would surely never have been relegated. Very reminiscent of Supermac, King Lez or Shearer. He’ll never be their quality, but with that real intent to get the ball first, he’ll go a long way towards winning fans over. Even if we only get three seasons put of him, we’ll worth the money.

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  3. Robert Gilmore:
    Loftus Cheek wouldn’t come and Origi other than a couple of games for Belgium in the world cup 4 years ago has done nothing . Solanki not proven and was been kept out of the English under 23’sby Abrahams who is now on loan to a championship side so is he the answer. Personally I wouldn’t be to pleased if we spent our limited budget on these players.

    We’d only get any of the above on loan – that would be the point of signing Rondon permanently..

    I think all three would see a loan move to NUFC as a good one. It would work for all parties if you ask me.

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