Tottenham should aim higher than Rondon

According to Tottenham writer Marc Benamram, Tottenham are considering a summer swoop for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon.

What’s the word?

Tottenham are on the hunt for a second striker to offer support to Harry Kane, and they could revisit their January interest in West Brom’s Rondon.

The Venezuelan international has been in fine form as of late, grabbing three goals and two assists across his last five games.

Fernando Llorente is likely to leave the club this summer, and with Vincent Janssen doubtful to come back into the fold, Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to add another striker to his ranks.

An error in judgement?

Finding the right striker signing has been a difficult task for Tottenham since Harry Kane’s emergence.

There aren’t many players in the world who are good enough to provide sufficient support to Kane when needed, but also happy to sit behind the 24 year-old for a manager that nearly always chooses just one up front.

While it is a difficult task, settling for Rondon would be a big mistake for Pochettino and Spurs.

The positive spin on signing Rondon would be that he has Premier League experience, and certainly has the brute strength and power to offer something slightly different to Kane… but so did Llorente.

With 19 goals in 67 caps for his country, the Venezuelan international knows where the back of the net is, but the club should be showing more ambition in this crucial summer window.

Signing an almost carbon copy of Llorente (though must faster) would be the clearest sign yet that Daniel Levy and Spurs are not learning from their mistakes, and they should be setting their sites an awful lot higher if they want to start winning trophies.

So, Tottenham fans, would you be happy with a budget move for Rondon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…