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Newcastle United fans react as Rafa Benitez plans China reunion with Salomon Rondon

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Newcastle United fans react as Rafa Benitez plans China reunion with Salomon Rondon

Newcastle had both Benitez and Rondon last season.

Newcastle United’s former boss Rafa Benitez is reportedly eyeing a move for Salomon Rondon at Dalian Yifang this summer. 

Newcastle fans were left disappointed after the Spaniard failed to agree new terms at St James’ Park this summer. 

He eventually left to take over at the Chinese Super League side. One of the contentious issues surrounding Benitez’s contract talks at Newcastle appeared to be the club’s transfer policy. Benitez wanted to keep West Brom loanee Rondon. However, at 29-years-old, he did not fit the club’s transfer policy – as reported by The Guardian. 

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No such issues will stop him bringing the striker to China. The Times reports that Dalian are ready to pay £16 million for the Venezuelan this summer. 

Dalian’s current foreign player quote is full after the recent signings of Marek Hamsik and Emmanuel Boateng. However, Belgian international Yannick Carrasco was recently suspended by the club, as reported by Goal, and is widely expected to leave the club. Rondon could, therefore, fill his foreign player spot

Newcastle fans grew to love Rondon last season and seeing him join up with Benitez will undoubtedly sting. 

Here is some of the best reaction to the report on Twitter…

 

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