Salomon Rondon joins Newcastle as Dwight Gayle heads to West Brom in mortgage swap
Newcastle have signed striker Salomon Rondon from West Brom on a season-long mortgage, with Dwight Gayle heading to the Championship facet on the identical deal.
Venezuela worldwide Rondon, 28, scored seven Premier League targets for the relegated Baggies final season and turns into Newcastle’s sixth signing of the switch window.
Gayle, 27, scored six league targets final season because the Magpies completed 10th.
“I’m delighted to signal Salomon,” mentioned Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez.
“After we have been on the lookout for choices up entrance, we knew how necessary expertise could be.”
Rondon mentioned West Brom would “ceaselessly be in my coronary heart” however was “honoured to be becoming a member of one of many largest golf equipment within the Premier League and a workforce whose fanbase and historical past are well-known the world over”.
Newcastle signed Japan striker Yoshinori Muto on Thursday, following the arrival of Switzerland defender Fabian Schar from Deportivo La Coruna final week.
Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka joined on a everlasting contract following a six-month mortgage spell, whereas they’ve additionally added former Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng on a free switch and Chelsea midfielder Kenedy has returned on a season-long mortgage.
Gayle scored 23 targets in 32 appearances when Newcastle gained the Championship in 2016-17.
“This deal was in the perfect pursuits of each golf equipment,” mentioned West Brom head coach Darren Moore.
“Dwight is a confirmed goalscorer within the Championship – he is fast and sharp off the again of defenders and I consider he’ll add to our aim menace.”
West Brom have been crushed 2-1 by Bolton of their Championship opener on Saturday, whereas Newcastle start their Premier League marketing campaign in opposition to Tottenham on Saturday.