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West Brom’s loaned out striker open to permanent switch this summer

West Brom striker Salomon Rondon has said that he would be more than happy to make a permanent move to loan club Newcastle United at the end of the season.

A host of clubs are looking at a possible summer move for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, who has been thoroughly enjoying his time on loan with Newcastle United.

Now – speaking to the Chronicle after Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield – Rondon has said that he would be more than happy to make his move to St James’ Park permanent.

“I’m happy here but you never know what happens in football,” Rondon said on Saturday afternoon.

I’m on loan – so we will see what happens in the future.”

“It’s a pleasure to be here; I play with the number nine – no pressure for me, I love that.

“After that, we will see what happens. I’m on loan, but, if I have to stay here – for me, it’s a beautiful place. If not, I will say ‘thank you’, and we’ll see (what happens) in the future.”

Rondon has become a fan favourite on Tyneside, netting eight goals in 22 games. However, the Baggies haven’t struggled without the Venezuelan. West Brom are the second top scorers in the Championship with 67 goals in 34 games, with Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez leading the line, netting 16 and 17 respectively.

The Baggies named the asking price for the Venezuelan striker at £16 million, with not just loan club Newcastle keen to secure his signature. A report from the Northern Echo writes that a “number of clubs” are interested in signing the striker with enquiries coming in over the course of the season.

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