Report: Newcastle United interested in West Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon, Baggies expect him to leave

West Bromwich Albion's Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon (R) tries to make room for a cross as Newcastle United's US defender DeAndre Yedlin (L) defends during the English Premier League...

Newcastle United are said to be interested in snapping up the forward from West Bromwich Albion.

West Bromwich Albion's Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon (R) tries to make room for a cross as Newcastle United's US defender DeAndre Yedlin (L) defends during the English Premier League...

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Newcastle United have shown an interest in West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon.

The Baggies reportedly expect to lose Rondon this summer, following their relegation to the Championship.

And Newcastle are believed to be right at the front of the queue to sign the Venezuelan.

Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on January 20, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

The Daily Mirror have reported how Rondon has a £16 million release clause in his contract, which Newcastle could look to activate.

The Magpies are known to be looking for a new striker, as Rafael Benitez looks to improve his side’s attack.

Newcastle already have the likes of Dwight Gayle, Joselu and Ayoze Perez at St. James’ Park, but none of the trio scored prolifically last season.

Jose Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on...

Rondon has also struggled for goals in recent times, but the West Brom striker has impressed with his work-rate and link-up play in the top flight.

If Rondon does sign for Newcastle soon, he will become Benitez’s side’s second addition of the summer - following the arrival of Martin Dubravka on a permanent deal.

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