Amidst what has to be an overhaul, Newcastle United are also in danger of losing their biggest assets this summer.
There’s a real unsure vibe surrounding Salomon Rondon’s future at the club, with Mike Ashley previously reported by the Daily Star to be unwilling to sign him permanently due to his age and the wages that come with that.
However, a new problem arises for the Magpies. Not only is there a Rondon issue, but a serious concern with Ayoze Perez is also creeping up on them. Indeed, according to reports (via Chronicle Live), the Spaniard is assessing his options in La Liga and Serie A. Apparently, the likes of AC Milan and Inter Milan are interested in the forward, and Newcastle need to act fast to secure his future.
Crazily enough, this is without even mentioning that Rafa Benitez is yet to sign a new deal on Tyneside. Eugh, it really is tough supporting the Toon, isn’t it?
While it’d be difficult to keep him away from big clubs, Benitez can surely assure him of a more prominent role to convince him. Perez hit 10+ goals for the first time in his career this season, scoring more often playing through the middle, largely putting an end to the frustration around him from the terraces.
If he can act as Rondon’s foil and perhaps long-term replacement, leading Newcastle’s line and harrowing opposition with his movement, pace as well as clinical touch, he’d thrive even more.
If the Magpies start showing ambition, they could make the Spaniard rethink his future. For that, they need to make prominent signings and bring in some big names to give them a chance at challenging a top-half finish next season. Oddly enough, Rondon is probably that.
Losing a deadly striker like Perez could be catastrophic for Newcastle’s future. It’d be relatively impossible to sign an industrial figure like him for cheap, as his departure would undo all of Benitez’s recent good work. Alongside Rondon too, perhaps the Toon Army could lose 2/3 of their Three Amigos, leaving poor old Miguel Almiron all by himself for his first full campaign on Tyneside.
Isn’t worth thinking about.
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