How good has Salomon Rondon been this season? Without the big Venezuelan there are arguments to suggest that the Geordies wouldn’t be in the Premier League for next season and Ayoze Perez certainly wouldn’t have hit the form he has.
The issue with Rondon is that the big West Brom man is only on-loan at Newcastle, and Rafa Benitez hasn’t been given the news he wants that the 29-year-old striker will be signed permanently. However, Benitez is desperate (as per the Daily Star) for Rondon to be signed and claims that signing the target-man is vital for the Magpies to progress.
Should West Bromwich Albion not come up from the Championship via the play-offs then they’ll find it even harder to hold onto Rondon, and the striker, who they signed for £15.3 million, fee via Transfermarkt, would surely be off. The other issue here is the future of another Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez, and should Rondon stay put Rafa Benitez could kill two birds with one stone.
Ayoze Perez’s 12-goal haul this season in the Premier League has seen the 25-year-old’s stock rise to levels that it’s never been at before. The Spaniard has claimed recently that he could be set to look for a new challenge soon, and The Northern Echo is talking of interest from Napoli. If the Spaniard could see some ambition at St. James’ Park then he may be tempted to stay.
Indeed, the man Alan Pardew signed from Tenerife back in 2014 claimed towards the back end of April (quotes sourced by the Chronicle) that now may be the time to leave and the same outlet have recently reported that the club could face a battle to keep him.
Still, should Rafa Benitez get a new contract, Salomon Rondon be signed permanently and cash get spent then Ayoze Perez would be an idiot to leave the club. His future is something the Magpies are worried about considering how incredible the ex-Tenerife man has been whilst partnering up with Rondon and Miguel Almiron, and should that trio be kept together then the club could well be set to battle for 7th next season.
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