Per a report in The Daily Mail, Wolves have made contact with West Brom over signing their Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon.
The 29-year-old spent the season on loan with Newcastle where he scored an impressive 11 goals, his best tally in England to date.
The forward has now returned to West Brom but doesn’t look like he’ll be sticking around for much longer. This is due to the player having a £16.5m release clause in his contract, according to The Daily Mail.
Nuno Santo’s men desperately need to add depth to their squad over the summer and Rondon is one of the first targets who could make a move if the report is to be believed.
After his campaign with Newcastle, it’s no surprise to see him attracting interest from somewhere other than the Magpies.
Following the news, Football FanCast writers have given their verdicts on whether he’d be a good signing for Wolves. Here’s what they’ve had to say.
“Wolverhampton Wanderers certainly need more strikers in their ranks and should look to invest in that area this summer. Salomon Rondon would not be a bad place to start at all. At just £16.5 million, the Venezuelan doesn’t even need to be a marquee signing and you feel, could be one of two or three attacking additions to the squad at Molineux. People will say that Rondon won’t fit Nuno Espirito Santo’s style, but what about Raul Jimenez? They are both very similar strikers and the Mexican hasn’t faired badly under Nuno whatsoever. At that price, the West Bromwich Albion man Rondon is a no-brainer for Wolves.”
“Bringing in Rondon would be a smart bit of business by Wolves. Raul Jimenez is clearly their top striker and rightly so but a deal for Rondon, a player with a Premier League pedigree, for £16.5m is a snip. After all, he belongs in the Premier League, not the second-tier, and Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are sure to be an attractive proposition; they are perhaps the most upwardly mobile side in the top-flight.”
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“Nuno Santo has no chance of getting this deal done as he won’t be able to persuade Rondon to move to Molineux. The Venezuela international has got used to being the main man up top for Newcastle United this season, and it simply wouldn’t be the case at Wolves. Both he and Raul Jimenez can’t play in the same starting XI because of the similarities between them, and therefore Rondon would likely have to settle for a spot on the bench more often than not. He will know he is better than that though, and if Newcastle cough up the £16.5m fee it will be an easy choice for the impressive South American.”