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Salomón Rondón
« on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:18:31 pm »
13 years since we last broke our transfer record, and THIS is the guy we're going to do it with?

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RAFA BENITEZ must break Newcastle’s transfer record for hitman Salomon Rondon.

Toon’s boss is ready to pay the West Brom striker’s £16.5million release clause to boost his attack for next term.

That will top the club’s long-standing record fee of £16m they paid for Michael Owen in 2005.

Rondon, 28, who joined the Baggies from Zenit St Petersburg in 2015, has hit 24 goals in 108 league appearances at The Hawthorns.

He is poised to move to the North East after the two clubs made contact last week over a deal.

Rondon is keen to stay in the Premier League following West Brom’s relegation, despite hitting ten goals last season.

Cardiff City are among those also interested in singing Rondon after reaching the Premier League once again.

The Venezuelan has always looked likely to be one of those to leave the Birmingham club after their relegation.

His release clause leaves the Baggies vulnerable to a bid that matches the sum

But it would be decent money to spend on more experienced Championship performers to fire them back to the Premier League - something cross-town rivals Birmingham City and Aston Villa have not managed since dropping into the second tier.
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Re: Salomon Rondon
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:20:51 pm »
:rolleyes:

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:26:55 pm »
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24 goals in 108 league appearances at The Hawthorns.


Prolific!
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
Trump will do well man. Don't know why but I really feel this will be the case. Really hope it will come to be that way.

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Re: Salomon Rondon
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:27:09 pm »
Erghhhh, please no. Seriously.

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Re: Salomon Rondon
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:28:59 pm »
I figured a thread might jinx the whole thing as per usual.
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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:30:03 pm »
I figured a thread might jinx the whole thing as per usual.

Fingers crossed.

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:30:51 pm »
Wouldn't mind him if he replaced Gayle but can't see him scoring enough to be the main man up front.

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:31:56 pm »
I figured a thread might jinx the whole thing as per usual.
f***ing hope so.

If he's second choice behind Pléa then I'd be okay with it but f*** off with him being our first choice.
But...6 in a row. But...Calciopoli.

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:34:12 pm »
Really don't see the point of replacing a player like Mitro for a player like Mitro albeit more mobile
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
Trump will do well man. Don't know why but I really feel this will be the case. Really hope it will come to be that way.

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« Reply #9 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:40:54 pm »
I figured a thread might jinx the whole thing as per usual.
f***ing hope so.

If he's second choice behind Pléa then I'd be okay with it but f*** off with him being our first choice.
We're not paying 16.5m for a second choice
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« Reply #10 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:42:43 pm »
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24 goals in 108 league appearances at The Hawthorns.


Prolific!

Its West Brom though :lol: He's been their top scorer all 3 seasons he's been there, in teams managed by Pulis, Megson and Pardew

He'll probably won't be prolific 25+ per season goalscorer but he's an upgrade on what we have. With some Rafa coaching he'll be decent or less than £20m

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« Reply #11 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:47:49 pm »
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24 goals in 108 league appearances at The Hawthorns.


Prolific!

Its West Brom though :lol: He's been their top scorer all 3 seasons he's been there, in teams managed by Pulis, Megson and Pardew

He'll probably won't be prolific 25+ per season goalscorer but he's an upgrade on what we have. With some Rafa coaching he'll be decent or less than £20m

That's a fair point but buying a 28 year old striker, who has a poor record is hardly inspiring stuff
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
Trump will do well man. Don't know why but I really feel this will be the case. Really hope it will come to be that way.

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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 12:58:27 pm »
It’s not Joselu, so I am pleased.

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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:08:01 pm »
If we can get a couple of wingers and a number 10 all capable of chipping in goals he will be a good signing imo.

I know ifs, buts and maybes ...
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« Reply #14 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:10:51 pm »
I'd be okay with Rondon. Wouldn't be my first choice, or the most inspiring signing - but I like how he plays; he's more than just a big lump upfront, he can drop in and play a little, bringing others into the game better than any of our current options. I'm also optimistic that Rafa can get his 10 goals last season up to 15 which could prove really important, especially if Perez keeps his form up.
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« Reply #15 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:14:36 pm »
Would be a side-grade in my opinion, so I don't see much sense in this move if it happens. I'd only be happy if he was secondary to another incoming bigger/better striker.

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« Reply #16 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:16:38 pm »
Would be a side-grade in my opinion, so I don't see much sense in this move if it happens. I'd only be happy if he was secondary to another incoming bigger/better striker.

He's better than Gayle & Joselu, no question about it.
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« Reply #18 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:31:40 pm »
For all of those that are worried, don't be. It says Cardiff are also interested. How can we compete?  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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« Reply #19 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:36:08 pm »
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« Reply #20 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:39:05 pm »
In fairness to Joselu, his 4 or 5 goals he scored over the season more than made up for the tiny transfer fee.

He was never lazy or never made an effort for us.. just simply not good enough at this level.

Could we not use him as a makeweight in any deal with a relegated club? He could well do much better in the championship.

Don’t know much about Rondon other than he’s a big strong f***er who caused us problems when we played them. If Rafa wants him than fair enough.
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« Reply #21 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:45:02 pm »
Think he'll be amazing under Rafa.

He's an absolute monster of a centre forward, and he'll get more chances created for him in our team.

Would be happy with this signing for sure.

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« Reply #22 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:45:39 pm »
Glad the thread was started, will put this to bed once and for all.

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« Reply #23 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:53:21 pm »
I like him. Under Rafa I think he’ll be an asset

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« Reply #24 on: Sunday 8 July 2018, 01:54:52 pm »
Bloody hell, thought all the rumours with this one were because he was available on a free or something.
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