Newcastle close to Salomon Rondon loan deal with Dwight Gayle going to West Brom

Salomon Rondon is nearing a loan move to Newcastle from West Brom which will see Dwight Gayle move in the opposite direction
Image: Salomon Rondon is nearing a loan move to Newcastle from West Brom

Newcastle and West Brom are close to sealing a loan deal swap for strikers Salomon Rondon and Dwight Gayle, Sky Sports News understands.

Both sides have come to a verbal agreement on the deal, which will see the players spend the 2018/19 season on loan before returning to their parent clubs next summer.

It is understood Newcastle will pay a £2m loan fee for the services of Venezuela international Rondon.

Dwight Gayle celebrates after giving Newcastle the lead
Image: Dwight Gayle will move in the opposite direction and spend the 18-19 season with West Brom

The move would see Gayle play his football once again in the Sky Bet Championship, where he was prolific for the Magpies during the 2016/17 campaign, scoring 23 goals in 34 games as they were promoted back to the top flight.

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Rondon will add firepower to Rafael Benitez's side and is set to join fellow newcomer Yoshinori Muto, who completed his move to St James' Park on Thursday.

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