Newcastle United are considering a £16 million move for West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon as a potential replacement for Fulham-bound Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The Magpies have been on the lookout for a new striker, but with first choice target Alassane Plea set for a move elsewhere, the Geordie club have been forced to reevaluate their options and look at other potential targets.

Alan Nixon of the Sun newspaper stated earlier today that Joshua King is top of the list of potential targets, with West Brom’s powerful striker Salomon Rondon second on the list.

However, a deal to bring Josh King to St James’ Park looks highly unlikely, with Bournemouth reluctant to sell following a string of transfer disappointments of their own, meaning Rondon looks like a feasible option.

The established Venezuelan international is expected to depart the Hawthorns this summer after West Brom suffered relegation from the Premier League and the Baggies have slapped a £16 million asking price on their star striker.

Newcastle find themselves short on quality attacking options at the moment, with Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic pushing for a permanent move to Fulham, where he spent the second half of last season on loan, and Dwight Gayle, Ayoze Perez and Joselu deemed not up to top half quality.

Rondon would almost certainly be an upgrade on Aleksander Mitrovic, who is an extremely similar player in the context of his playing style.

No deal is done as of yet for Rondon, with Newcastle yet to submit an official bid and the Magpies could wait until they receive a fee from Fulham before exploring other attacking options further.


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