On this fine Saturday evening, as Europe basks in a heatwave, news has broken that Newcastle United might, finally, be close to a deal to bring the West Bromwich Albion striker, Salomon Rondon, to St James Park.
Although a deal for the striker has been the point of media discussion throughout the last few weeks, it had looked to be floundering.
However, our associates at Sky Sports, are reporting that the two clubs involved are close to completing a deal.
It appears that a player swap deal is in the pipeline with Rondon coming to Newcastle and the Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle moving in the opposite direction.
In order to secure the deal, our referenced source is inferring that Newcastle will pay a loan fee of £2 million for the Venezuelan striker.
But, we must stress, the deal is only for this season, come next May both players will return to their parent clubs.
It’s good to see some action actually happening with regards securing the services of Rondon but the deal, to me, is a strange set-up.
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