Staggering new Rondon claims emerge – Is this why NUFC, Wolves & West Ham said no?

Some staggering new Salomon Rondon claims have emerged following his move to China, with it being reported that he’ll earn £250,000 per WEEK with new club Dalian Yifang.

This comes from JPIMedia’s head of football Ross Gregory, who’s ‘been told’ the Venezuelan will earn a net fee of €10m per year after being officially reunited with Rafa Benitez today.

Gregory claims that Rondon was on £70,000 per week during his loan spell at Newcastle, however it looks like he’ll be earning almost FOUR times this amount out in China:

This comes after Sky Sports’ Pete Graves admitted earlier today that the 29-year-old’s ‘wage demands’ almost scuppered his move to Dalian, with him also suggesting that this was one of the key reasons the likes of Wolves, West Ham and ourselves did not pursue a deal.

I still feel Mike Ashley had no intention of signing him due to his age and lack of sell on value, but this could well be part of the reason several Premier League sides thought twice about signing the surprisingly expensive striker.

Nevertheless, good for him. He mustn’t have felt wanted by Newcastle United chiefs when Rafa Benitez left and he’s now been handed a huge deal.

It’s crazy money, but if anyone deserved it after the season he had for us over 2018/19, it’s him!

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5 thoughts on “Staggering new Rondon claims emerge – Is this why NUFC, Wolves & West Ham said no?

  1. If anyone deserves £250k a week ‘after the season he had for us over 2018/19, it’s him!’
    How can anyone come up with such B******t

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  2. Or he had worked out long ago an arrangement with Rafa for both to go to China. You suggest that Ashley had no intention of buying him because of his age, when the manager decides which players to buy, and Rafa had brought in Murphy in the Championship year, Ki and Diame, and Dubravka is now 30, so was bought with a contract that would take him over 30, and therefore no/limited sell-on value. It seems obvious now that he was on loan because he had no intention of staying in PL, if he could secure a last contract on those terms abroad.

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  3. No Premier League club can compete with these wages for a player such as Rondon, and there is no way that both Rondons and Benítez contracts were done in the last four weeks, these deals must have been in the planning almost as soon as the season ended, I will let others decide on what they rethink about that but I know my thoughts, this deal had nothing to do with his age as far as Newcastle is concerned.

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