Salomon Rondon’s expected departure from West Brom is likely to signal the start of new signings arriving at the club as Slaven Bilic has a clear indication of the budget he is working with.
Albion always knew they were going to lose the target man this summer after his excellent campaign on loan at Newcastle in the Premier League last time out, where he scored 11 goals.
The Venezuela international had a £16.5m release clause and it has been confirmed that Rondon is set to join up with Dalian Yifang in China after the two clubs agreed a fee.
And, according to the Express & Star, that is good news for the Baggies in terms of bringing players in, with this sale set to help the budget and enable the manager to work on attracting realistic targets.
So far, only Filip Krovinovic has arrived at The Hawthorns but it’s sure to be a very busy end to the window, with bringing in a striker the priority.
As well as Rondon, Albion have sold Jay Rodriguez to Burnley and Dwight Gayle hasn’t returned following his loan spell, meaning there is a real lack of options in the final third right now.
West Brom fans will have been very concerned at the lack of new faces this window so this update will be very reassuring.
In fairness, you can understand why they have waited too, as they will be able to bring in different players now they have a larger budget to work with.
Obviously, they should have been negotiating with targets anyway and the fans will hope that a few deals will be close.
The main area they need to strengthen is up top and Bilic will be desperate to bring in at least two strikers before the season starts in just under three weeks time.
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