Newcastle closing in on double swoop for Salomon Rondon & Danny Ings

Newcastle are set to land two strikers before the end of the 2018 summer transfer window.

West Brom’s Salomon Rondon is edging closer to completing a £17m deal while Newcastle are also keen to sign Liverpool’s Danny Ings on loan, according to The Sun.

Consistent

Rondon arrived at West Brom in the summer of 2015 for a fee in the region of £15 million from Russian side Zenit.

Since arriving from Zenit Rondon has proven to be a consistent goal scorer for the Baggies. In the 2015/16 season, he scored a respectable nine goals in 34 league games, as well as bagging three assists.

In the 2016/17 season, he managed eight league goals and two assists. And this past season he scored seven and assisted three in the league for West Brom.

While Rondon isn’t the highest scoring striker in the league, his three seasons at West Brom have proven he can score goals consistently. Even for a side like West Brom who have never exactly been known to be an attacking side. Especially this past season when they were relegated after scoring just 31 goals in 38 Premier League games.

Mass clearout

The Telegraph recently reported that Liverpool are set for a mass clearout this summer.

As per the report, Klopp could be set to shift on many players this summer, raising over £100m in the process.

Some of the players Liverpool could be set to sell are the underperforming Loris Karius, Divock Origi, Danny Ings, Sheyi Ojo, Lazar Markovic and Pedro Chirivella.

This is hardly surprising given that Liverpool have already brought in four fresh faces to the Liverpool squad this summer meaning departures were always likely.

Furthermore, according to The Telegraph Danny Ings is a reported target of several Premier League clubs one of which is seemingly Newcastle.

Salomon Rondon in tears at Everton

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 20: Jose Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion reacts following James McCarthy of Everton (not pictured) going down during the Premier League match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on January 20, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

A super season

When Newcastle United won promotion to the Premier League in 2016/17, many people believed they would struggle to stay up due to the lack of money spent on their squad.

On the surface, Newcastle do not exactly seem blessed with top Premier League talents. However, Rafa Benitez was able to guide what is quite an average Newcastle side to a 10th place finish in the Premier League.

A big part of why Newcastle were able to finish so high in the table was due to the performances of club captain Jamal Lascelles and a few other key players.

Now, however, given Newcastle finished in an impressive 10th place last season, they will need to bring in a few fresh faces in order to improve on their 2017/18 season and signing Rondon and Ings would go some way to doing that.

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