Newcastle United have seen a £9.4million offer for Salomon Rondon rejected by West Brom with the striker set to remain with the Baggies for the immediate future, according to Medio Tiempo.
The South American news outlet claim that the Magpies offered the Championship side $12million for the Venezuelan ace, having seen him impress during his season-long loan spell at St James’ Park, but that the Midlands outfit turned the bid down.
It is stated that Rondon, who scored 11 Premier League goals for Newcastle during his temporary spell on Tyneside, is set to stay at the Hawthorns for the time being, having been linked with moves to a number of Premier League sides this summer.
Newcastle fans would love to see Rondon back in black and white this summer, having done a marvellous job in the famous number nine shirt on Tyneside. He offered much more than goals under Rafael Benitez, bringing his teammates into play with his excellent hold up play and intelligence to lead the line. You can almost be certain that the departure of the Spanish boss will mean the Venezuelan ace will not be returning to St James’ Park, especially if West Brom are not wanting to accept the club’s cut-price offer for his capture. West Brom rightly know that even at 29-years-old Rondon can demand a price tag well in excess of £9million and so they will be willing to hold on to him until someone comes calling with an acceptable price. That club will not be Newcastle though, with the international ace not hitting the requirements of their transfer policy. Maybe if Benitez had stayed on board there would be a chance of a reunion – that opportunity looks dead in the water now though.