Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley has finally spoken about Salomon Rondon’s potential Magpies future, claiming the club haven’t ruled out a possible permanent move, the Chronicle report.

The 29-year-old, who joined West Brom from Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg back in 2015, made the move to St James’ Park in the summer on a season-long loan deal.

The Venezuelan has impressed on Tyneside over the course of the campaign and has been a regular under Rafael Benitez.

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However, with the season drawing to a close, many Newcastle and West Brom supporters have been left wondering where Rondon will be next season.

A possible permanent move to Newcastle has been mentioned, and when asked about Rondon’s future next season and whether or not Newcastle intend to make his move permanent, managing director Charnley said:

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.

It is believed that Rondon could cost Newcastle beyond £20 million if the Baggies secure promotion to the Premier League, however, if West Brom remain in the Championship, a potential fee could drop to £16.5 million.

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