Newcastle and West Brom finalise Rondon and Gayle deal

first_imgNewcastle manager Benitez added: “I am delighted to sign Salomon.“When we were looking for options up front, we knew how important experience would be. Salomón has been in the Premier League for a while and he knows how demanding it is.“He, together with Yoshinori Muto, will give us different options and will improve the competition between the strikers, which is always positive for the team.”Gayle, meanwhile, links up with West Brom on loan for the season after two years with Newcastle. 2 The 28-year-old was prolific in the Championship in 2016-17, scoring 23 goals in 32 games to help the club win promotion to the Premier League.But he netted just six times in 35 games last season in the top-flight and Benitez was happy to sanction his exit. Dwight Gayle has swapped places with Salomon Rondon CONFIRMED: @salorondon23 joins Newcastle United on [email protected] moves to @WBA on loan as part of the deal.Full details: #NUFC #RonDONE— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 6, 2018He follows Fabian Schar, Kenedy, Ki Sung-yueng, Martin Dubravka and Yoshinori Muto in joining Rafa Benitez’s squad.The Venezuela international was a club-record £12million signing for West Brom in 2015 and scored 28 goals in 119 appearances for the Baggies.Rondon told Newcastle‘s official website: “It’s an honour to be here and I’m excited to get started with my team mates.“The clubs were talking for a long time and now I’m focused on the season to help my team mates to get the points to do well this season.“It’s one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League and I knew about the interest of the gaffer, so I’m happy to be here.”center_img 2 Salomon Rondon spent three years at the Hawthorns Newcastle United have signed West Brom striker Salomon Rondon on a season-long loan, with Dwight Gayle moving in the opposite direction.Rondon, 28, is the the sixth new arrival at St James’ Park this summer.last_img read more