According to The Mirror, Newcastle manager Rafa Benítez is trying to sign Salomón Rondón permanently.
The big Venezuelan is currently part of a loan swap deal with West Brom, where Dwight Gayle went. The deal was initially for six months, but the Spaniard is trying to make the deal a permanent move after the striker’s good form in recent weeks.
Rondón has two goals and one assist in his last three games for The Magpies, as he looks to be improving quickly. This coincides with his side’s upturn in form as well. The forward struggled for form and fitness at the beginning of the season, but looks to have put that past him now.
This is definitely a move that Newcastle should seek to make, as it suits them and West Brom. Gayle seems to be loving life at The Hawthorns currently, where he has ten goals in 19 games. He is part of a rampant West Brom team that sit in third place in the Championship. For a long time, Gayle has been seen as a Championship striker, and he is proving that this season. Where he has been quiet in the past in the Premier League, he has come alive in the division below.
Meanwhile, Rondón is perhaps a player that is better suited to the Premier League, and has had a fair amount of success there. He would not be able to help West Brom in the way that Gayle is, and neither would Gayle be able to help Newcastle in the way that Rondón is. It looks to be a deal that satisfies everyone involved, and Newcastle should make this permanent as soon as they can.