Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley has finally broken the silence on the club’s stance over a potential deal for West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon this summer.
The Venezuelan is on loan at St. James’ Park and has scored 10 goals this season, capturing the hearts of fans on Tyneside in the process.
It’s been kept quiet as the transfer window approaches, but Charnley has finally spoken out about what the Magpies intend to do once his loan spell ends:
Have we said we won’t attempt to sign Salomon Rondon in the summer? Firstly, he’s not our player so he will go back to West Brom and both he and his club will then decide on his future. Having said that, we haven’t ruled out trying to sign him but any deal would have to suit all parties.
Uncertainty continues to loom over Rondon’s future at Newcastle though, with how much he’d actually cost still yet to be decided.
If the Baggies gain promotion back to the Premier League through the Championship Play-offs, the fee will rise above £20million, however, failure would see the fee drop to £16.5million.