Salomon Rondon nets HUGE China salary, Simon Jordan talks Newcastle United again & Steve Bruce chasing Championship winger
Salomon Rondon could reportedly net a whopping £250,000-a-week in China.
For context, the striker earned something in the region of £70,000 per week during his loan spell at Newcastle. The news comes after national reports claimed that the 29-year-old’s wage demands almost scuppered his move to Dalian Yifang to join up with ex-gaffer Rafa Benitez from Championship side West Brom.
In other news, Newcastle are reportedly chasing an unnamed Championship winger - according to local reports. Jarrod Bowen is thought to be the player in question with new manager Steve Bruce having managed him at Hull.
Ex-Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan, upon talking to Bruce, has claimed the Magpies are planning to spend big in the transfer market, and that Mike Ashley had his newest appointment get on very well.
“I spoke to Steve earlier on the week, he’s very aware of the fact the perception is he is going to be Ashley’s puppet,” said Jordan on talkSPORT.
“He’s very aware there is a backlash, however, let’s be clear the backlash is mostly against Ashley, not Steve Bruce. Whoever Ashley brought in there would have been an element of backlash to it.
“But my understanding from Steve is that he got on very well with Ashley.
“Ashley was very invested and very keen on the football side of things, which is not what people report, and also that there is going to be some significant backing.
“He’s going to be given significant backing.”