Just when you think things can’t get any worse, Sky Sports have now revealed on Wednesday morning that Newcastle’s attempts to sign Salomon Rondon have gone nowhere so far.

The broadcaster says that the transfer attempt has ‘stalled’ eight days before the transfer window ends.

Sky Sports say the deal to try and swap Rondon for Dwight Gayle isn’t happening because West Brom aren’t willing to pay Gayle what he is getting at Newcastle United.

Salomon Rondon was a £15m buy three years ago from a Zenit St Petersburg club that paid/pays big money on players transfer fees and wages, so unlikely that Rondon is on any less than the Newcastle striker.

However, it would be understandable that West Brom wouldn’t want to hand out a long-term deal on similar money to Gayle, with no guarantee they will be escaping from the Championship at the first attempt.

The way this supposed transfer has dragged on for so long, didn’t exactly encourage you, though you still hoped that at least once Mitro was sold that it could potentially be quickly concluded.

Newcastle fans though should be rightly allowed to question why Dwight Gayle ever had to be tied into any possibility of Salomon Rondon arriving.

If Newcastle can sell a striker for £22m (which could rise to £27m), why can’t they afford the £16.5m Rondon release clause, or even better, buy a striker for £22m+ with more potential to be able to score goals?

You have to really worry where this will all end.

Actually I can just hear Lee Charnley on the phone now, wondering whether Islam Slimani is available on loan, regardless of whether he is injured or not…



  • Paul Patterson

    If it means we keep Gayle, then it comes as something of a relief . .

    • TeessideMag

      Agreed, I see literally no point in this deal, it’s like for like with no guarantee of extra goals I would say

    • Jezza

      We all know exactly where the NUFC money’s going. £50 million of it for an investment in a department shop and the rest into Fatso’s ample pocket as per.

      • Ben Jones

        Boycoutt House of Lascelles

      • Leazes.

        Yes It does go to the MASH account and he uses that account to purchase bits of High street….. but the NUFC account has to be balanced….. there was 500m in the MASH TUB last time I looked….. but yes it looks very like he bulks it up to use elsewhere and as long as there is MORE money in the MASH coffers than the NUFC account he can say that is the NUFC money and the accounts are satisfied.

        He has of course to stop United spending some of it…. and does.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        Except that’s not true. No evidence and you’ve repeated this many times, you’ve been corrected many times and you repeatedly lie.

        Please, get your facts straight before posting.

  • Steve Smith

    Stalled talks? Doesn’t sound like us…

    • Paul Patterson

      The talks seem to be obvious-
      Selling club: We value our player at £20m
      Newcastle: We can pay £8m or £3m for a loan fee.
      Selling club: Call us when you come closer to our valuation.

      End of talks . .

      • ghostrider

        Good, just how it should be. Don’t give in to overpriced players if you value them at a lesser price.
        It doesn’t matter what we sell them at because it’s up to other clubs to do the same with us, which at times they do.

        • Steve Smith

          I’ll give you 50 quid for your house. It doesn’t matter what you value it at, only what I’m willing to pay.

          • ghostrider

            Come back with a better offer.
            If you don’t then look elsewhere.
            There you go…simple.
            Why?
            Because I don’t need to sell it.

          • Steve Smith

            So you’re telling me if I have any actual intention of buying a house then what matters is convincing the owner to sell? And that in fact what I’m prepared to offer actually doesn’t matter?

          • ghostrider

            If you want a house so badly then you’ll put in an offer as close to what the seller wants.
            If you get turned down, you up your offer until you give the seller his/her price, or it becomes a haggle of buyers and you pay over the odds.
            However, you have the choice to look elsewhere and may come up against a better property for the same price or much less.

            It comes down to how desperate you are to sell your home and how desperate you are to buy the one you see.

            Ashley plays it clever. That’s why the man is worth a fortune. He takes calculated risks but always has a contingency plan that generally works for him.

          • Steve Smith

            Find me a property for 50 quid then.

          • ghostrider

            Why £50?

          • toonsteve

            He’s so clever he reportedly lost over £250m on a spread bet on the HBOS share price in 2008 – which is one of the reasons he can’t invest in NUFC anymore. He bought NUFC on the basis that he expected to flip it (sell it on quickly ) to an unsuspecting idiot for a quick profit. It’s turned out he’s the biggest idiot!

          • ghostrider

            He’s clever enough to be a multi billionaire. You don’t get to become one without being able to deal in every way and means from the good the bad and the indifferent of playing the business game.

            Genius, mug, naive, gullible, thrifty, chancing, undercutting, lying, cheating, being nice, being nasty, being shrewd….and so on and so on.
            You need the lot.

            He’s no winged angel any more than he is a burn in hell devil….but in between is where the making of the billions comes from.

            As for buying NUFC with the intent to flip it. No no no.
            He bought NUFC to help market his brand and in doing so put the club back on the world map with a hopeful success, was his initial aim.
            The killer was Keegan and the fact that sugar daddies flooded the footballing world.

            That’s my take on it but feel free to use your own.

  • Peaky

    Gayle/Hoss both 💩…..don’t know enough about Muto but at that price he’s hardly going to set the world on fire…..not looking good is it ???

    • Kneebotherm8

      Ashley gambling again……….the purse strings will be miraculously loosened in January when we’re in the bottom 3……

      • Peaky

        Needs to gamble on Russian roulette……5 bullets,1 empty chamber…..

      • Jezza

        No chance of that, marra. It”ll be more loans in January. It was January loans that got us out of trouble last season, that will be the plan again. They’ll probably make another loan bid for Rondon.

        • Kneebotherm8

          Aye you could be right there like…………..the rule with Ashley is…………fear the worst………..and he normally delivers just that…….

  • Billmag

    Any normal club would forget him and move to other targets but we are not normal.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Lee Charnley is as much good as a chocolate fire guard.

    He’s that incompetent we’ll probably end up paying Fulham every time Mitrovic plays

    • Jimblag23

      At least that would be nice to eat as it melts, Charnley on the other hand looks like he smells of pickled onions.

      • Leazes.

        The strange thing about Lee Charnley is there aren’t any records of him anywhere… he doesn’t have a facebook, twitter or Wiki page….. nothing.

        There are no records of his birth at least under that name. All I can find on him is an earlier address when he was an office boy under Russel Cushing, (he lived in Gateshead), and his date of birth from Companies House is 23rd November 1977. (there was a Lee Charnley born in Exeter in that year) No school, college or University records…. just nothing. I know he moved house to a larger abode in Gosforth and was arrested after an HMRC raid on his home, the chronicle usually give an address and details but didn’t.

        Reportedly from the Wirral but who knows….totally perplexing…. he hides from the light for good reason, he’s carrying out a hatchet job and death by a thousand cuts and doesn’t want to be apprehended.

        I’ll keep looking, maybe something will turn up….maybe someone somewhere knows something about this basterd.

        • Paul Patterson

          A bit like putting the cleaner at Cape Canaveral in charge of the space launch . .

        • Ben Jones

          This post speaks volumes at the lengths some of our more creepier fans will go to, who in their right mind would do this?

          • Jimblag23

            You have to wonder about the lengths trolls go to in order to constantly spout gibberish they don’t believe on forums for teams they don’t support.

            THAT is truly bizarre in my opinion.

          • Ben Jones

            I had no doubt that you more than any other poster would jump to the defence of our more creeper posters..

          • Jimblag23

            For what reason? 😂

          • Ben Jones

            Lol only joking, well taken, too many uptight people in here

      • Lhc

        Looks like he smells of pickled onions, How does your mind work?! You and him above will get on like a house on fire.

        • Jimblag23

          How does the mind work of a person who supports tommy Robinson? I’m glad I don’t know the answer to that.

          • Jezza

            Well said.

          • Lhc

            Aye he got released today. Superdes openly supports the ira. You lot pick and choose what bothers you.

          • Jimblag23

            What are you blabbering on about?

          • Lhc

            Your pal superdes supports the ira, check his previous posts out although now the sly little shyte will probably delete them. Sunday night he posted to someone I quote ‘UP THE RA’ a terrorist organisation but then when he realised he looked like a caveman and blew his own cover he edited it out. Then the following day commented again on ira. You choose to comment on me supporting the free tommy campaign which we won, hmmm I wonder why?! But you choose to turn a blind eye to your terrorist supporting pal. That’s the left all over tho bunch of hypocrites, pick and choose what fits there agenda. Not going to waste another breath on you. Your a coward.

          • Jimblag23

            I have no idea what any of that noise has to do with me.

          • Lhc

            You mentioned tommy robinson to me in your reply for no reason, you brought it up not me. Yes I think it’s disgusting the way some people talk about Ashley on here, wishing this n that on him. But these people are weirdos. No didn’t watch the match correct I was still working l, I work long and hard and your picture of me in your head will be nowhere near reality. Very well paid job in a demanding industry, you and your cronies won’t ever run of the mag I will leave when i want to leave.

          • Lhc

            You seem to have went abit quiet now.

          • Obnoxious Andy

            Loser.

        • Toon Andy

          You’re clearly not all there.
          You sound like a complete [email protected] Quit before you make more of a fool out of yourself.

          • Lhc

            He edited his comment above to now make me my reply look odd. Your opinion but I do very fine with my life have a very high paid job in a very demanding industry. But aye I’m not all there. I drink in either terrace bar the Trent or odd time the Hotspur before home games, pop in sometime we you can get everything of your chest to me in person. I’ve always been very open to people on here.

      • Lhc

        Why have you edited your comment you mong? Cause you have realised you sounded like a tatey.

      • Lhc

        Oh you’ve edited it for a third time 😂 the racist card again with like usual nothing to back it up with you know why that is because I’m not😂 the racist card means nothing these days it’s thrown about that much.

  • Jimblag23

    That’s amazing that we can’t even secure rubbish players.

  • Ron

    The article says “where will this all end.”

    Relegation, Rafa walking, fans throwing their season tickets at Ashley. Ashley staying away, Lascelles finally listening to offers , Jonjo on his bike etc

    Totally fed up, though not sure i wanted Rondon, but that isn’t the point.

    • Leazes.

      Don’t get fed up…. join the protest #ASHLEYOUT

    • ghostrider

      The fans need to get on with supporting and being a fan of what’s on that pitch. That’s what counts.
      When the club don’t buy or buy lower league players, then get out the banners.

      • toonsteve

        Another post where you refer to the fans in the 3rd person.

        • ghostrider

          I refer to fans as split.
          I refer to myself as a fan but I do not associate myself with the hate of fans against the owner or the detriment of the club, so I’m hardly going to use “us” fans.

    • Ben Jones

      Yeah it not the point. You wanna be angry if we don’t get him and angry if we do. And we all know where that anger is headed . Grrrrrrr

  • skarabrae

    I’m more amazed that people are actually surprised by any of this!!
    11 yrs & no sign of it ending!

    • ghostrider

      No sign of what not ending?
      We buy players and sell players every season like all clubs, just about…so what’s the issue?

      • Bowlsey

        Don’t you find it hot and difficult to breathe down there with your head buried in the sand?

        • ghostrider

          No more hotter than you who’s head I appear to be looking at.

        • Kneebotherm8

          His head ain’t down……….it’s up……….Mikes @ss…….

  • Vodkamagpie

    Newcastle must of identified this as the best possibility of getting gayle off the books. If a club can’t agree to pay his wages involving a swap deal, what club will pay a 12/15mil transfer fee, and still his wages. Keep up the good work charnley, not an easy job, especially having unappreciated fans on your back.

    • robbersdog

      Please enlighten me as to what we’re supposed to be appreciative of. Ashley and Charnley are overseeing a never-ending f*ck-up.

    • Wor Lass

      They certainly ARE unappreciated!

    • Squintytoonarmy

      What’s your seat number and where do you sit?

    • Superdooperhooper

      Glad to satire is alive and well

  • ghostrider

    Gayles wages cannot be much more than Rondon’s, surely.
    In fact I’d take a guess and say Rondon must be earning more….so that doesn’t quite add up.

  • Bowlsey

    Newcastle United transfer window activities under Ashley just make me lose the will to live…

    • Hughie_Gallacher

      As do the harmless dopes Simon Pryde allows on Total Sport to apologise for Ashley, thus allowing everyone to forget how he and his fellow pusillanimous journalists have allowed this situation to develop.

      • Leazes.

        chronicle boys as well.

      • HarryHype59

        I switched off as soon as “Razor” started saying the club has little money to do transfer business.

        The art of investigative sports journalism in the NE media is dead. These guys are Ashley’s nodding dogs.

  • Megatron1505

    All the blank spaces I see in the comments must mean that they are getting a great WiFi signal under troll bridge this morning.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Don’t let them disagree with me or I’ll scream.

  • Waxi

    We have just taken in 40 million and can’t afford Rondon. Something fishy going on when you do the sums. This year we will bank 125 million for the 10th finish 17/18 season we sign Dubravka 4 million and sell Sels 4 million we sign Ki on a free Kennedy on loan and out go Mitro 22 million Memba 8 million Merino 10 million. We bring in 40 million we spend 4 million on Schar = 36 million profit and we can’t afford Rondon. As far as my sums go we have 161 million in the bank and that does not include installments for players already sold. This is getting way past taking the [email protected]

    • Bowlsey

      It makes absolutely no sense. To say that there’s something fishy going on with Newcastle United’s finances is perhaps the understatement of the century.

      • Waxi

        !61 million plus instalments from other players plus 52k fans paying week in week out shirt sponsors etc and we can’t afford Rondon.

        • Wor Lass

          It`s not that we CAN`T afford him. Ashley isn`t prepared to let Penfold go beyond a certain limit – but is he any better than Gayle anyway? Another day closer to the window closing …

          • Jezza

            Rondon might not be any better than Gayle but the point is we should be aiming a lot higher than that anyway. The club is making more than enough profit to bring in much better players than the ones we have currently got.

          • Wor Lass

            Jezza, you`re not reading your own posts – we`re not getting anyone else!

          • Jezza

            Yes I know that. Point is the club should be spending some of the money from the profits instead of scraping around the bargain basement for players who aren’t good enough and still being too stingy to complete the deals anyway.

          • Waxi

            Spot on Jezza. To think we might only have one other striker about to sign and that’s it in this window is a bit of a joke when we have the money to spend on a lot better than what we are looking at.

        • Bowlsey

          We can’t afford Rondon… Just let that sentence sink in for a moment, think about it and then try not to cry. It’s absolutely pathetic.

    • Danimal

      Perhaps it’s Ashley’s alternative way of selling the club. Bit by bit.

  • Megatron1505

    Honestly, I can’t blame Gayle for not wanting to drop down a division again. He came here with the promise of coming back to the Prem and although he didn’t have a very good season last year he does remain the best finisher currently on our books.

    The issue here is why, given the obvious transfer surplus plus all the other generated funds, can we not just pay the fee if that’s the player the manager wants? I think we all know the answer to that one.

    I read a post on another forum where somebody claimed that Rafa has asked Gayle to dig his heels in to force the club to spend, as ideally Rafa would like both players available.

    No idea if that’s true, but I hope it is.

    • Toontaff

      For years we’ve had players like Sissoko who just wanted to move to a bigger club.
      Finally we have players who want to be her and they’re trying to force them to leave! Gayle should stay until his contract runs out.

      • Ben Jones

        ‘We should keep Gayle until he’s worth nothing’

    • 1957

      Sadly it would be a waste of time Gayle digging his heels in, I can’t see anything forcing the club to spend. It’s become an alien concept.

      I’m not really to bothered if this deal doesn’t go through and Dwight stays, I think he is a better than the incoming player for goals. For me the point is we need to be aiming for better than Rondon and there should be money there to do it.

      • Megatron1505

        Totally agree with all that. Rondon as our recording transfer is just as embarrassing as not having a record transfer since Owen.

  • Toontaff

    So having apparently been trying to sign Rondon for weeks, possibly months, Charnley suddenly decides to offer WBA Gayle, without checking if Gayle wanted to leave? He’s basically treating Gayle like a car, piece of furniture or a wad of cash. Too many modern players behave like complete planks, but Gayle has never done anything to deserve being treated like this. He’s settled here. We’ve recently had Hayden wanting to leave, to go South, rather than settling here.
    The players Rafa did/does not want were told by Rafa to look for another club. Has Rafa ever advised Gayle to do that?

    • Jezza

      It’s beyond pathetic. When we were first linked with Rondon at the start of the summer I made a joke about the idea of the club trying to meet his release clause in the form of a swap deal. Should have known that was exactly the sort of thing they really would do.

    • Squintytoonarmy

      Spot on – think Gayle is a reasonable squad player who appears to want to stay. I reckon he can bag around 8 goals plus a lot of it with him is confidence.

  • JonMag

    Dodged the bullet on Rondon another less than average striker.

  • Angelswithdirtyfaces

    Does this come as a surprise ? Penfold would have problems buying a parking ticket.

  • Danimal

    Shambles. Embarrassing. Disgrace. (Not) looking forward to Blobbi F etc queuing up to justify all this as normal and good management.

    • Megatron1505

      So block them, it makes reading the Mag so much more pleasant.

      • Ben Jones

        ‘When all I can see is things I agree with it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside’

    • Leazes.

      If you keep feeding trolls what do you expect… do you not understand what he’s doing?

      • Jezza

        Spot on. The one and only way to rid ourselves of these trolls is to completely ignore them.

    • HarryHype59

      Any credibilty Bobbi had, vanished after the last relegation. Defending the indefensible only lasts so long.

      • Jezza

        He never had any credibility. He’s a Manchester supporting troll who has only ever come on this and other NUFC forums to wind up Newcastle fans.

        • Leazes.

          Try looking for David Lee in the Darlington Area

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Ha ha, the family have moved to Darlington?

            You utter simpleton!

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          I do and I’m not and I don’t.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        You’d have more credibility if you paid up on our bet.

    • cmrowley

      Do you remember Noodlebug from the Chronicle comments section a few years ago?

      Very similar posts to Blobbi F, the pseudo intellectual and passive aggressive tone in the posts.

      • Leazes.

        That’s the one…..Noodlebug…. ‘Kev From Manchester’…..Kevin Lee

        I think from down Darlington way originally!

  • JonMag

    Another [email protected]@king shambles, next up the Jap get`s his work permit knocked back

    • Jezza

      Fatso’s probably slipped a brown envelope to somebody in the relevant government department.

      • Leazes.

        No he can’t do that….. all of his ‘crimes’ are legal or borderline.

        • Jezza

          It was a tongue in cheek comment nevertheless it will be a great result for Fatso if the permit application is rejected.

          • Leazes.

            I wonder what the criteria is? He didn’t get a full 90 mins at the world cup but did play in the qualifiers.

          • Jezza

            The requirement used to be having played in 75% of your country’s international matches over the preceeding two years. Don’t know if that has changed now.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Another £9.5 million in his bank account…..

    • HarryHype59

      Or he suffers another injury before he kicks a ball in anger.

      • Peaky

        Yes more than likely…..Gayle injured,Muto injured…..left with Hoss…..perish the bloody thought….

        • Ben Jones

          Oh here we go. The new pain fix is coming from imagined injuries to our players . Oooooh that pain feels good oooooh don’t it

          • Jimblag23

            Injuries happen to every team, every year. To not prepare isn’t negligible, of course you know this but you just want attention.

          • Ben Jones

            Why is it just our players getting injured that’s being imagined? At least injure someone important from every team as we imagine our better players being cripples

          • Jezza

            Precisely. He just wants attention. Best thing to do is deny him that attention. Just ignore him and block him.

        • mentalman

          the new hoss is fitter and raring to go

          • Peaky

            And no doubt brilliant in training…..I bet he’s like a kid commentating on himself pretending he’s Shearer…..

    • Peaky

      We’ll end up keeping Gayle who’ll limp off after 5 mins against Spurs and then go into 7 months of not been able to play because of confidence issues all the while picking up his wages for doing absolutely fuckall…..fuckingsick of the whole fuckinglot of them me….

  • Lewis SG

    Not surprise by this outcome. We can do without Rondon, can WBA be without Gayle if they want to be promoted next season?

    • HarryHype59

      A club as wealthy as NUFC should be looking at a better quality striker than Rondon!

      • Leazes.

        Thats a troll… a new one.

        • Mark Davies

          And you know he’s atroll how….? Aha he doesnt tow your sad line!

  • HarryHype59

    Can someone please explain why a club that collected £126m in TV money last season and picked up an eight figure sum as part of the first tranche of the 2018-19 money, needs to sell before it can buy?

    This club has never been richer in its entire history, yet Ashley continues to run it like a Sports Direct retail outlet.

    Fatty is risking the long term financial stability of the club in his relentless pursuit of short term profit!

    • Leazes.

      Just a guess….’he hates the club he owns’, as well as the fans. Mind you the chronicles Sport’s Editor Mark Douglas is in support of the frugal approach and has been since day one, but then again he’s a Blackburn fan and… well….. he’s got a gripe with United and wants the club to be driven into the ground.

      • I recon we got a fault in that as well, but I do believe this is the case now. Ashley is sick of us “ungrateful” fans and wants the club sold or run on its own money.

    • Wezza

      He pocketed the TV money. The trolls will deny it of course but they believe a court proven liar and a scumbag.

  • Peaky

    WHERE THEFUCK IS THE MONEY GOING ???!!!…….Come out and explain yourself you fat thieving piece of 💩…..

    • Ba ba.

      House of Frazer buy out.
      The fatcnt

      • Jezza

        They ought to rename it House of St James’s because that’s where the money for the buy out is coming from.

        • FatParosite

          Ashley is only interested in HOF and Debenhams so he can clean out the pensions like his mentor and gargantuan kernt Phillip Green did…..

          • Wezza

            The Fleckman troll ID
            wanted to bet 25M
            Net spend. He wouldn’t have paid up anyway but Kevin Lee will be all red faced! I hope MUFC do atrocious this season.

        • Desree

          Jezza, the Oracle! He told us in jan. Loans and free transfers. Fleckmann et al will claim victory that we have so far made a 3m signing. They are of course right. But being right about something that is so wrong. Is that right?
          Maybe all mag readers should ask themselves this question

        • Martin Rooney

          Is it really? do you really think the money is coming out of the SJP bank account going into another then on to the publicly listed Sports Direct bank account of which he is a C60% shareholder, (therefore losing him instantly C40% of the cash) and being given to the debt holders of House of Fraser?
          Do you really think thats the truth Jizza do you?
          Hilarious

          • Superdooperhooper

            Mash holdings and Sports direct are two separate companies . MA owns all of the former and is the majority shareholder in the latter

    • Leazes.

      The won’t come out of hiding will they…. haven’t done so in twelve years, that’s why Ashley did all of his ‘Socialising’ in the first two months before the asset strip started.

    • Wezza

      I’ve said it for ages and it’s true… MA is pocketing hundreds of millions from our club. The last accounts were just an excuse to say ‘we are broke’ this 126M TV money has gone in mash Holdings. Why else do we need to sell to buy. Despicable owner!

      • Jonas

        He certainly wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t hugely beneficial to him, financially.
        he can’t even prove he isn’t sabotaging the club for me.
        both should be investigated, hopefully the MP has the same concerns.

      • Kneebotherm8

        Correct……….he set the tone with those fabricated loss figures…………….

    • Martin Rooney

      RAFA ASHLEY CHARNLEY which one they’re all a bit porky

  • FatParosite

    For those who think we should be looking for better than Rondon… There’s dodging a bullet & there’s having to field a team with a traffic cone in the 18 yard box…

    • Ben Jones

      That looks like a racist comment

  • mactoon

    As I understand it West Brom want Gayle going to them as part of any deal for Rondon, Gayle has now come out and said he is happy here and that’s why the deal has stalled.

    West Brom want a replacement and it’s going to be hard to get one in within the next 8 days so I doubt even a loan deal can be arranged. Ashley won’t spend £16.5 million on a 29 year old so unless Gayle changes his mind I doubt anything will happen.

    Time to start scraping the barrel for loan deals Charnley. Yet again our transfer policy comes through like a shining beacon of despair.

    • Martin Rooney

      So its not Rafa or Charnley’s fault Rondon’s not coming to the toon is it, however with Rondon out of contract next June, he holds all the cards no money to buy someone else so he has to play, if he plays well he goes somewhere else for a big big pay day.

      • mactoon

        If west Brom want Gayle in return and he doesnt want to go there’s not much newcastle can do so I wouldn’t blame rafa or charnley for that but I do blame ashley for not activating the release clause if he’s the player rafa wants. Especially since they got 22 mill for mitrovic

        • Martin Rooney

          You would allow our manager to spend £16m + millions more on agents fee a signing on fee then a four year contract for a 28 year old who has never scored more than 8 goals a season PL?

          • mactoon

            For this particular player no I wouldn’t but my comment about ashley refusing to spend money is more far reaching than the rondon situation. At some point you have to back your manager and ashley simply refuses to do this in every deal rafa wants to carry out.

    • Blackburn1066

      If I was Gayle I would stay at NUFC and pick up a big fat pay each week even if I do not play. most people would.

  • Mike

    cheapskates . put up prices sell players mega millions from TV and we rummage around the bargain bin

  • Martin Rooney

    good he’s worse than Gayle and old not getting better

  • nufcslf

    Going down, going down, going down……Why would buy a forward when there is money to be mafe selling your center half. What a sh*t excuse for a football club.

  • darren timmons

    New to posting on this site….followed it for ages, as I have the toon….can’t believe some of the comments about support the team and we buy players and sell players every year….just get on with it….what’s wrong with some of you people

  • Phil K

    This is rich. WBA are doing to Newcastle what Newcastle do all the time
    And Newcastle are expecting Gayle to take a pay CUT ????
    When has Ashley ? When has Ashley played fair or paid his way or kept his promises ?

  • Charnley is looking for someone around 25-ish for 10-15m who he will sell to Rafa as being much better than Rondon. Ashley only wants to buy players he can sell afterwards if you are spending more than 10m!
    We’ve already learned that. Now, Rafa has to find a 20-something diamond in the rough which his club are willing to sell for 10-15m.