X

Tuesday 21
May

Newcastle United

Rondon 'would love' full-time Magpies deal

5th March 2019, 10:16 by Craig Smithson

Salomon Rondon said he would "stay here 100 per cent" if Newcastle wanted to make his loan move from West Brom into a permanent deal.

The 29-year-old Venezuela international arrived from the Baggies in the summer in a season-long deal which saw Dwight Gayle move in the opposite direction to play in the Championship for Darren Moore's relegated outfit.

Rondon has gone on to score eight goals in all competitions for Rafael Benitez's side to help them sit 14th in the Premier League, six points clear of the relegation zone and on course for survival.

It seems Newcastle are keen to sign Rondon on a full-time basis with West Brom looking to secure around £16million for his signature.

And, when asked if he would like to stay put on Tyneside beyond the end of this season, Rondon told the Newcastle Chronicle: "I have spoken with them and made it clear. If there is an opportunity for me to be here – I'll stay here 100 per cent.

"If not I will say thank you to everybody and see what happens next."

He added: "It's a pleasure to be here and my family are settled and happy to be here.

"I play with the number nine on my back and it's a pleasure for me. I love being here.

"I'm only on loan so you never know what happens. If I could stay many years here I'd love to. I am settled here."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

More Newcastle United

Newcastle United

Willems confirms Magpies interest

20th May 2019, 09:46

Jetro Willems says Newcastle United are keen on signing him after revealing he wants to leave Eintracht Frankfurt.

Newcastle United

Striker deal off for Baggies

20th May 2019, 07:58

Dwight Gayle will return to Newcastle after West Bromwich Albion revealed they will not sign him on a permanent basis.

Newcastle United

Bentiz talks continue

18th May 2019, 08:46

Manager Rafael Benitez's talks with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley about the future at the club are to continue into the weekend.

Newcastle United

Spezia ace linked with St James' Park switch

17th May 2019, 14:09

Newcastle face serious competition for Salomon Rondon this summer and could turn their attention to Spezia striker David Okereke.

Newcastle United

Longstaff targeted but Magpies set to resist Reds

17th May 2019, 11:59

Newcastle have put a 'not for sale' notice up over Sean Longstaff after it was reported that Manchester United were interested in him.

Newcastle United

Benitez set for showdown talks

16th May 2019, 11:25

Manager Rafael Benitez is set to meet up with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley over the next 48 hours in a bid to decide on his future.

Recent Sport Headlines

Crystal Palace

Palace confirm Wickham extension

21st May 2019, 09:24

Connor Wickham has extended his stay at Crystal Palace until the summer of 2021.

Bayern Munich

City ace could join Bayern

21st May 2019, 09:23

Bayern Munich have a chance of signing Leroy Sane following reports Manchester City could sanction the deal.

Celtic

Bhoys line up Mousset bid

21st May 2019, 09:21

Bournemouth forward Lys Mousset has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Celtic.

Tennis

Murray to miss singles at Wimbledon

21st May 2019, 09:06

Andy Murray says he is not expecting to be fit enough to play in the Wimbledon singles this year.

Everton

Everton target defender swoop

21st May 2019, 07:54

Everton are reported to be leading the race to sign Benfica's in-demand right-back Andre Almeida.

Burnley

Dyche admits transfer concerns

21st May 2019, 07:22

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says he is bracing himself for another tough summer in the transfer market.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs ace linked with Italy

21st May 2019, 04:54

Tottenham could be ready to cash in on Kieran Trippier, who is wanted by Italian side Napoli, reports have claimed.

Manchester United

United defender bid rejected

21st May 2019, 04:37

Manchester United are reported to have failed with a £95million bid for Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly.