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According to a report from Chronicle Live, the contract of West Brom’s loaned out striker Salomon Rondon features two clauses that are both influenced by which division the club is in next season.

Transfer speculation has been growing surrounding the long-term future of West Brom’s loaned out striker Salomon Rondon in recent weeks.

The Venezuelan international has made no secret of the fact that he wants to stay at current loan side Newcastle United, where he has become adored by the fan base. His tireless work rate and determination has seen him work his way into the hearts of the Toon Army, picking up eight goals and four assists since his arrival in the North East.

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However, as ever, the spending of owner Mike Ashley seems as if it could dent the hopes of signing the striker permanently. And now, it has been revealed that if West Brom return to the top flight, they will have to stump up significantly more money than if they fail to win promotion.

The report from Chronicle Live states that if West Brom remain in the Championship, his release clause will be £16.5 million – which is what it was when they were relegated last summer. However, if they win promotion, any side who wants to buy Rondon will have to ay a “much bigger fee”.

The report goes on to add that any potential deal will not include West Brom loanee Dwight Gayle, who was part of the clubs’ loan swap deal during the last summer transfer window.

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It is yet to be known whether Newcastle will move for Rondon permanently with manager Rafa Benitez keen. But, if the Baggies win promotion, owner Mike Ashley may not be willing to raise the extra funds.

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