Cardiff City are keen on Salomon Rondon, with the Bluebirds battling with a host of their new Premier League rivals in the race to secure the forward’s signature.
Rondon is available this summer following West Bromwich Albion’s relegation from the Premier League, with a clause in his contract allowing him to leave for £16m this summer.
According to the Mirror’s live transfer blog (21/05, 21:33), Cardiff are interested in Rondon, but do face competition, with West Ham United keen to take the 28-year-old on board.
The Hammers have this morning announced the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini, with the former Man City boss keen to take Rondon to the London Stadium.
Cardiff could also face competition from the likes of Tottenham and Chelsea, who according to the same report, were both interested in a January move for Rondon.
Neil Warnock’s target featured on 36 occasions in the Premier League for West Brom last season, scoring seven goals and assisting a further three for the Baggies, who suffered relegation.
Whilst West Brom are preparing for life in the Championship, Warnock and Cardiff are embarking on another Premier League season, having won promotion on the final day of the season.
Rondon would be a good addition at the Cardiff City Stadium, and if Cardiff can seal a deal ahead of their rivals, it’ll be a major boost for the Bluebirds.
The 28-year-old’s record is reasonably good, particularly when you consider he was playing with a West Brom side struggling in the Premier League.
It’s the type of signing Cardiff are going to have to make during the summer, as the likes of Kenneth Zohore and Gary Madine will need help in the goalscoring department.
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