Newcastle set to unveil Rondon on Monday

Newcastle United 2018/19 season preview Can Rafa Benitez work his magic again

Newcastle United 2018/19 season preview Can Rafa Benitez work his magic again

Rondon made 39 appearances in all competitions for West Brom last season. We were following him for quite a while.

The Toon still favour a swap deal between the two clubs, but West Brom are unwilling to pay Gayle's wages.

Though it's unclear who Benitez has in mind to add to his squad, Newcastle fans can take solace in the fact that they have a manager who isn't sitting idly by and letting Mike Ashley get away with avoiding putting his hands in his pockets yet again.

Rondon scored seven Premier League goals last season in West Brom's ill-fated campaign.

While misguided, the overwhelming backlash against Keys' comments were an interesting insight into the current level of resentment amongst the St James' Park faithful.

The broadcaster says that the transfer attempt has "stalled" eight days before the transfer window ends.

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Now, The Chronicle report that Newcastle are nearing a deal for West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon, with the Venezuelan currently on Tyneside to secure his move.

Sam Allardyce has warned Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez that he is playing a unsafe game by publicly criticising his clubs owner for his lack of backing in the transfer market.

The way this supposed transfer has dragged on for so long, didn't exactly encourage you, though you still hoped that at least once Mitro was sold that it could potentially be quickly concluded.

Gayle is in the midlands finalising his part of the deal. "I'm really anxious", Benitez reiterated.

His anxieties are amplified by an unresolved debate between the players and the board over bonus payments but there appears to have been an erosion of trust between the manager and Lee Charnley, the Newcastle managing director who serves as a conduit between Mike Ashley, the club's owner and Benitez.

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