Report: Benitez to lure Rondon to China

Rafa Benitez wants to be reunited with striker Salomon Rondon at Dalian Yifang in China according to a report in the Daily Mail this afternoon. The former Newcastle manager wants the striker Salomon Rondon to follow him to China.

Rondon scored 12 times for Benitez at Newcastle United last season during a successful loan spell from West Brom – and now the Spaniard is seeking to take him to new club Dalian Yifang. Championship side Albion can’t afford to keep 29-year-old Rondon and are willing to strike a deal with Dalian whose financial power gives them an advantage.

West Brom have rejected two bids from West Ham involving cash and players including Sam Byram and Jordon Hugill.

Slaven Bilic is reported to have little interest in either West Ham player and insisting on the full £16.5m release clause for the Venezuelan striker.

The 29-year-old would receive massive wages in China like Marko Arnautovic and that could be a deciding factor for him along with the reunion of his former manager.


About Sean Whetstone

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7 comments on “Report: Benitez to lure Rondon to China

  1. As always the question is the Ambition to play top level football or earn shed loads of money . Obviously studying to be a Engineer was a good move for a secure future and all that . It’s done ok for me . I can afford a season ticket to see people earning 100k / wk .
    But it must be said the money they get ( not earn ) is obscene .
    Mr Angry , today . Sorry folks .
    Hope Mr Rondon isn’t just another An-outo-greedy-vitch .

  2. “Rondo lured to China” – a blessing in disguise ! He is not good enough for West Ham.

  3. Get the two Italians in, Belotti and Balotelli… screw Rondon and Gomez

    • Balotelli? We’re on the verge of getting rid of one disruptive prima donna – why replace him with another?? Ballotelli’s antics in the past make Arnautovic and his brother look like Ken & Barbie … Once an idiot in a camouflage Bentley, always an idiot etc …..

    • Italians don’t work in the Premier League, that’s why there’s only 8 currently.

  4. If I were looking for a new job and had a number of alternatives I would be weighing them up carefully consulting some close friends – not debating it publicly in the media – let us wait and see what Rondon, Gomez and others decide before passing summary judgement on them

  5. Huge blow for us if he wants China move. Should.of just paid the £16.5m as soon as Arnie turned request. Weghorst signed new deal too. Gomez will cost £50m plus be highest earner if Chic leaves & if he comes just bf his agents get paid more since syaing even if he prefers Valencia Stellar Group can get him to West Ham. Then if changes mind next summer take huge hit.
    £50m we should go by Haller he was going to cost a lot w Jovic out but only 2 years left £40m might do it & he is perfect fit 6’3 won most air duels in Bundesliga but quick mobile two footed doesn’t shoot a lot but scores when dies 20 goals 12 assists #9.#10 hold up link up so well rounded & just turned 25 he would be perfect for PL & our style w wingers too can lead line or play in front 2.
    But will need to move on him before signed new deal or goes to Man U or ffs China even Mitrovic is set to stay become highest paid in Championship.

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