West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon is reportedly being chased by three English Premier League clubs. Chelsea, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly the ones who are vying for his signature.
The Baggies will have a task on their hands keeping hold of Rondon with so many big clubs interested in him. West Brom suffered the heartbreak of relegation last month when they were demoted from the Premier League and ended the season by finishing second to bottom in the league table.
They will now prepare for life in the Championship and as is the norm, they will find it tough to keep a hold of their star players. The first challenge will be to afford the wages for the high-earners as they will no longer be beneficiaries to the riches of the Premier League. If they do manage to do that, the next challenge will be to stop their star players from leaving who will have the opportunity to play for other teams in the Premier League; case in point, Salomon Rondon.
Rondon is one of the star players at West Brom and the 28-year-old Venezuela international has three years of Premier League experience. He is a classic number nine who has the ability to hold off the ball for his team under intense pressure.
The 6’1″ striker has the pace and the physical endurance to thrive in the English league and has scored 28 goals in 120 matches for the Baggies. His game provides much more than goals though as he has the ability to bring in his teammates into the game and allow space for his wingers to move in by drawing defenders to himself.
With the Baggies now relegated, Rondon might consider leaving them in favour of Tottenham Hotspur, who are reportedly chasing his signature. Spurs have a world-class forward in Harry Kane, who was voted the world’s most valuable player last week ahead of Neymar.
Kane, as we know, is a deadly finisher and will definitely continue to be Tottenham’s main man as long as he stays at the club. However, besides Kane, the only other forward Spurs have is Fernando Llorente. The Spanish forward is a backup option at the club, similar to what Rondon will be should he accept a switch to Spurs.
As for Tottenham, they will get an upgrade on Llorente in terms of age and quality in Rondon and the Venezuelan international could prove to be an effective squad player in the long run.