Signing Rondon could be repeat of Llorente nightmare at Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur are among a number of Premier League clubs keeping tabs on West Bromwich Albion forward Salomon Rondon ahead of a potential summer swoop, according to The Mirror.

What’s the word?

With Fernando Llorente’s future at the North London outfit uncertain, Spurs are going to be in the market for a new attacker.

Harry Kane is the main man at the club, but Mauricio Pochettino will certainly need a back-up in order to ease the workload on the England international.

The Mirror reports that Tottenham were interested in West Brom’s Rondon in January and continue to monitor his situation.

It is believed that the 28-year-old has a clause in his contract that states he can be sold for £16m, but Transfermarkt has the forward valued at £11.7m.

Is he good enough?

Getting relegated from the Premier League with a club never does a player’s prospects any good, unless he was the standout performer of a dismal campaign.

Rondon scored 10 goals and created four assists in 40 appearances in all competitions, which is not the best return.

For a back-up, the Venezuela international has decent qualities, but Tottenham could be repeating the same mistakes that they made when signing Llorente from Swansea City last summer.

The Spaniard scored just five goals in 31 outings, albeit the majority of his appearances were as a substitute.

It may be a more expensive option, but perhaps Tottenham should begin hunting for more established players with better scoring records.