At the tail end of last week, the Wolverhampton Wanderers summer transfer rumour mill sparked into action with a new name in the frame as a potential signing – West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon.
The Venezuelan international impressed plenty at The Hawthorns following his arrival back in 2015, but this season he headed out to Newcastle United for a loan spell and has hit 12 goals for them across their Premier League season.
With Newcastle seeming to dither about his signing as they focus on Rafa Benitez’s future, we have now apparently identified him as alternative cover and an additional option for Raul Jimenez.
The original report is above to save overly repeating myself, but in any event, with a reported release fee of only £16.5million, Wolves certainly wouldn’t baulk at that if we want him.
Reacting to the news on social media, the report certainly received a positive response as Rondon’s style of play as a big target man is something we lack as although he’s not as technical as Raul, he is more physical for me.
Would be a top signing. Allow us to drop Jota into the 10 against defensive teams and good strength in depth. Would he come to play second fiddle to Raul though
— Nathan (@NathHathSyc) May 16, 2019
Just remember the last centre forward we took on from West Brom ????
— Sam Green (@Greener099Sam) May 16, 2019
All day long. Great player still had a 1 in 3 ratio in a rubbish team
— Stu Hall (@Stuj4z) May 16, 2019
He holds the ball up and brings others into play. Jimenez does a similar job but is technically a better player also
— Richard Grice (@gricey88) May 16, 2019
Any wolves fan saying no to signing Rondon mustn’t have a clue about football! Would be a quality addition!
— Sam Crutchley (@Sam_Crutchley) May 16, 2019
Not skilful enough, so no thanks
— Kevin Jones ???????? ^-^ (@wyndowlicker) May 16, 2019
He'd fit our system a treat and will boss these negative teams that stick 10 men behind the ball, can take a free kick aswell, I'd have him, another option
— Jamie Sond (@jamie_sond) May 16, 2019
A different kind of striker for when sides sit in
— Mrw1975 (@Mrw19752) May 16, 2019
A good option from the bench and a bit more direct than our current forwards Rondon would make some sense for Wolves #WWFC
— Stratford upon Wolves (@stratforduponw) May 16, 2019