Salomon Rondon’s hope of remaining in the Premier League next season look to have increased following the news that West Ham United are also considering a move for the striker in the summer transfer window.
The Venezuelan has impressed during a season long loan from West Brom with The Hammers’ Premier League rivals Newcastle, though it has been suggested that Magpies owner Mike Ashley may decide against looking to make the move permanent in the summer.
If that happens, and West Brom fail to win promotion to the Premier League, then the Northern Echo are reporting that West Ham could offer Rondon a Premier League lifeline, with the Venezuelan apparently a top target for the London side as they prepare for a summer of change amongst their attacking options.
So would Rondon be a good signing for the Hammers? We asked some of our writers for their thoughts.
“I don’t get the hype around Rondon myself. But he’s a powerful forward that could work well in West Ham’s current set up.
“I think his attributes better suit the Hammers over his current loan club, Newcastle.”
“I think so.
“He would offer something different to what they have at the moment, especially with Andy Carroll showing no signs of returning to his former self.
“It will obviously depend on the price, but it would definitely be worth pursuing.”
“This’d be a cracking signing.
“Rondon has proven himself in the Premier League with Newcastle this season, and he’s clearly an upgrade on the injury-ravaged Andy Carroll.
“I could see him flourishing at the London Stadium, and see it as a perfect fit.”
“Rondon has done very well for Newcastle this season and could be a good signing for West Ham. He’s a strong, powerful striker with a decent goal scoring record and proven Premier League experience.
“He may want to return to West Brom next season, if the Baggies can secure a return to the top flight with promotion from the Championship.”
“He’s been excellent this season in the Premier League. If Newcastle don’t sign him, someone else will take a chance on the striker.
“You get the feeling that for West Ham he could be ideal.”