West Ham considering summer Rondon move

According to The Mirror, West Ham United have entered the race to sign West Bromwich Albion forward Salomon Rondon in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Rondon is believed to be available for £16m this summer due to a relegation clause in his West Brom contract.

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea were linked with the centre-forward in January, whilst it is understood that Newcastle United are weighing up a summer move.

However, according to The Mirror, West Ham are now in the hunt with their new manager Manuel Pellegrini working with Rondon at Spanish club Malaga.

The report claims that Rondon is certain to leave the Hawthorns this summer as the Baggies balance their books following Premier League relegation, and West Ham are very much in the hunt for a player who has proved himself in English football since a move in 2015.

Should West Ham fight to sign Rondon?

Rondon will not turn 29 until later this year, and as mentioned above, the striker has proved himself in the Premier League since joining West Brom from Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2015.

Rondon netted 10 times during his first season in English football, and also managed 10 goals in all competitions for West Brom during a difficult 2017-18 campaign for the club.

It has not always been easy for the 67-time Venezuela international, but there are few strikers in the Premier League that perform the lone target man role to a higher standard.

Andy Carroll could well be moved on this summer, and Rondon would be the perfect choice to complement the likes of Marko Arnautovic in the final third of the field.

At £16m, the deal is an absolute no-brainer, and West Ham should move quickly to sign the striker following the appointment of Pellegrini.