Report: Salomon Rondon wants Newcastle United move, despite Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United interest

Jose Salomon Rondón of Newcastle United and Rafael Benítez the head coach

Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United are rivalling Newcastle United in the race to sign Salomon Rondon.

West Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon

According to the Daily Star, Salomon Rondon still wants to move to Newcastle United, despite the mounting interest in him.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United are both said to be keen on buying Rondon from West Bromwich Albion, who impressed on loan at Newcastle over the past campaign.

Wolves and West Ham are thought to be more keen to pay Rondon’s £16.5 million release clause than Newcastle, who are stalling over making the transfer permanent.


But Rondon is holding out in the hope that Newcastle do come in for him.

Rafael Benitez is desperate to bring Rondon to St. James’ Park, but the transfer would go against Mike Ashley’s policy.

Ashley only wants to bring younger players to Newcastle, but Rondon is 29.

Salomon Rondon (Newcastle) of Venezuela celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the international friendly match between Argentina and Venezuela at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium...

It may be that Rondon has to pick between Wolves or West Ham, as they are the two clubs who are definitely willing to pay the fee West Brom want.

Rondon scored 10 goals for Newcastle over the past campaign and scooped their Player of the Season award.

Salomon Rondon of Newcastle Unites gestures during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

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