'For sure': Newcastle fans want West Brom's Salomon Rondon snapped up

Newcastle fans celebrate the third goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St. James Park on May 13, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Salomon Rondon did not score double figures in a Premier League season for West Bromwich Albion but that has not put off Newcastle United fans.

Islam Slimani of Newcastle United comes on for Dwight Gayle of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on April 15, 2018 in...

Islam Slimani’s short-lived spell at Newcastle United will be remembered for suspensions and injuries rather than goals.

The Algerian failed to score in just four appearances for the Magpies since joining from Leicester City on loan in the January transfer window. Needless to say, his hopes of a permanent move to St James’ Park quickly disappeared.

But Rafa Benitez still appears keen to bring a strong, powerful target man to St James’ Park in the summer after telling the Independent that he wants the club to break their 13-year-old transfer record for a goal-scorer.

Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion has his shot saved by Loris Karius of Liverpool during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on April...

The likes of Nicolai Jorgensen and Karl Toko-Ekambi fit the bill but it remains something of a surprise that Salomon Rondon so far has not entered the discussion.

The Venezuelan is available for just £16 million thanks to a relegation clause in his West Brom contract. And the Mirror reports that West Ham, Tottenham and Chelsea are all interested.

But while Rondon has been far from prolific in his three years at West Brom, scoring 24 league goals in 108 games, he could be the influential number nine that Slimani was supposed to be.

West Bromwich Albion's Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon has an unsuccessful shot during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion at St...

With pinpoint deliveries provided by the likes of Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey, Rondon would surely find goals easier to come by at Newcastle than he did with the Baggies.

And £16 million surely puts him within Newcastle’s budget.

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