Once upon time it was unthinkable to consider spending £16.5 million on a rising 30 year old striker!
But that’s what it’s going to cost if Manuel Pellegrini is to be reunited with his former Malaga front man Salomon Rondon.
The striker spent last season on loan at Newcastle from West Brom and it seems 11 goals has decided the Baggies to insert the release clause into his option which we understand has a year to run.
ClaretandHugh follower Dom has summed up the scenario surrounding the Venezualan pretty neatly in a comment on the ‘Leave A Comment‘ section of the site.
Here’s his look at the situation which it seems to us sums the scenraio up perfectly:
“This one comes down to price as he’s getting on towards 30.
It’s so hard to judge transfer figures nowadays as they all seem out of hand. In the past, you wouldn’t pay more than £7-10m for a 30 year old.
Now you have to pay twice that much. I guess it could be argued that the rewards are so big now that the transfers are still proportional.
If he is the missing piece that can get us 6th or 7th for the next 3 years, you’d have to say 15m would be worth it.
I hope it doesn’t cost more than that and I hope the vast majority of our new signings are under 25.
Seeing far too many 28 year olds linked.”