According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle will consider making Salomon Rondon a permanent player in January.

The forward arrived on loan in the summer from West Brom, with Dwight Gayle going the opposite way.

With funds tight on Tyneside, loans are often the best course of action, but that comes with its limitations. Kenedy is also on loan, meaning Newcastle have their maximum of two domestic loans.

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So if the Magpies signed Rondon permanently, that would mean they could complete another loan deal in January for a domestic player.

Against Bournemouth, the striker proved he is the exact striker Rafa Benitez has been looking for. If he can maintain his form, it will take the pressure off the Spaniard to find another striker in January.

And if he signs permanently, Rondon can be Newcastle’s main man for years to come.

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Why signing Rondon permanently will help Benitez

The January transfer window is going to be a crucial one for Newcastle, both short and long term. It will be a window that could define the Magpies’ Premier League status, and Benitez’s future in the North East.

While fans would likely rather see Kenedy become a permanent Geordie, getting a deal for Rondon done would be a massive boost. If the deal was done early, it would give Newcastle the rest of the month to scour the loan market for the perfect player.

Loan deals last January saved Newcastle, and they could play an important role once again. But to do so, we need to sign Rondon permanently. He may have only played well once, but he will prove to be worth the money.

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