Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to battle it out with Newcastle United in the race to sign Salomon Rondon, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
The Venezuelan is set to return to parent club West Bromwich Albion in the summer, after a hugely impressive loan spell at St. James’ Park this season.
The 29-year-old has scored 12 goals and produced seven assists for the Magpies this season, with 11 of those strikes coming in the Premier League.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is keen to sign the powerful striker permanently in the summer, after such an eye-catching time on loan with the North East club, but they could be set for some major competition.
Reports now claim that Wolves are keen on a summer move for the towering forward, who has a buy-out clause of £16.5million in his contract at the Hawthorns, meaning that either team can go on to negotiate personal terms with him once activated.
Newcastle is likely to be Rondon’s preferred destination this summer, but the lure of potential Europa League football at Molineux next term could be too good to turn down.
I think that it’s almost inevitable that Rondon will leave West Brom in the summer, but £16.5million will be beneficial for them in the Championship next season.
He’s far too good to be playing in the Championship, and he’s been given a new lease of life by the Magpies this term.
It will be very interesting to see who he signs for, if Wolves really are interested in signing the big Venezuelan.