Wolves are set to join Newcastle United in the race to sign West Brom forward Salomon Rondon in the summer.
Reports from the Daily Mail claim that Nuno Santo’s men are set to battle it out with the Magpies in pursuit of the Venezuelan, who is now set to return to West Brom after a hugely impressive loan spell with Newcastle.
The 29-year old scored 12 goals in all competitions for the Magpies this term, and has forged a fantastic partnership with Ayoze Perez up front for Rafa Benitez’ men.
Rondon, who has a £16.5million buy-out clause in his contract at The Hawthorns, is set to leave West Brom in the summer after an eye-catching season in the Premier League.
Wolves will be hoping to lure Rondon away from a permanent move to St. James’ Park, with potential Europa League football on the horizon at Molineux, should Manchester City win the FA Cup.
Here, we discuss whether Rondon would be a good signing for Wolves…
“This would be an excellent signing for Wolves.
“They have already completed the permanent signing of Jimenez, however Rondon would be another fantastic addition to the front-line.
“£16.5million is a bargain for a player of his goalscoring ability in the Premier League, and it would definitely be money well spent.”
“Absolutely this would be a good signing for Wolves.
“As good as they have been this season, they have used fewer players than any other top flight side this season, and that has to change if they are to avoid a burnout next season, particularly with there still being a strong possibility of the club embarking on a European campaign next season.
“Rondon has demonstrated this season that he can get the goals teams need in the top flight, and you wonder just how good his record could be with the service he would get should he move to Molineux.”
“Not for me, no.
“I’m not a big fan of him, I struggle to see what the fuss is all about.
“He did ok at Newcastle, but Wolves are aspiring top six, aren’t they?
“This isn’t a top six signing, for me he’s not eve top 15.”