Tottenham interested in Rondon deal

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Rondon will leave West Brom this summer following his club’s relegation to the Championship.

The centre-forward has not been short of interest, with West Ham United and Chelsea among those to be linked with a move since the transfer window opened for business.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham are also very much in the hunt, with the London club ready to pay Rondon’s £16m release clause in order to complete a deal ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

West Brom did not exactly enjoy a successful 2017-18 season as they were relegated from the Premier League, but Rondon once again showed that he can operate at the top level.

Why does the deal make sense for Tottenham?

At £16m, the deal is an absolute no-brainer for Tottenham.

Rondon will not turn 29 until the new Premier League season has started, and he managed 10 goals in 40 appearances for West Brom last season despite their struggles.

The Venezuela international netted seven Premier League goals in 36 appearances, meanwhile, and there is every reason to believe that he would improve that tally playing alongside better players.

Fernando Llorente has struggled as the supporting act for Harry Kane at Tottenham, but Rondon would be the perfect foil for the England international in the final third of the field.

Rondon would also allow Tottenham to adopt a different approach – particularly away from home – and as mentioned above, for £16m, Spurs should get the deal done as soon as possible.