Newcastle have agreed to sign West Brom striker Salomon Rondon on a season-long loan deal. At the same time, West Brom will acquit Newcastle striker Gayle for a year. Rondon was the top target for Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez and will wear number 9 jersey, previously worn by Alan Shearer.
Benitez was pleased to have signed Rondon and said:
“I am delighted to sign Salomon. When we were looking for options up front, we knew how important experience would be. Salomon 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.”
West Brom head coach Darren Moore also admitted that Gayle would be a vital cog for the Championship club. He mentions that:
“This deal was in the best interests of both clubs. Dwight is a proven goalscorer in the Sky Bet Championship. He’s quick and sharp off the back of defenders and I believe he will add to our goal threat.”
It looks as if both clubs are happy to swap the players. Everyone at Transfer News Central wishes best of luck to both the players.