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!