Salomon Rondon, 25, has moved to The Hawthorns on a four-year-deal for a fee of £12 million. At domestic level within Spain and Russia, the Venezuelan striker has scored 91 goals in 214 games, a strike rate of better than a goal every 2.5 games.
For Venezuela, 13 goals in 39 games, a goal every three games. Rondon, speaking to the club’s official websiteis quoted as saying: “I am happy to be here. This is a new opportunity in my career. I can’t wait to be with the other players and to play.”
For Tony Pulis, he sort advice from Manuel Pellegrini and Andre Villas Boas, Rondon previous managers, and both were positive about his attributes.
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Also, at 25, he has youth on his side and compared with British, or more specifically English options, he offered value for money for his pedigree and performance to date and is a coup for West Bromwich Albion to sign.
After last night’s 3-0 defeat by Manchester City in the Premier League, it can’t be argued that West Bromwich Albion need additional firepower upfront.
If, as expected, Saido Berahino leaves the club during this transfer window, the club have made a bold acquisition in Rondon to mitigate his predicted move away.
He was ineligible against Manchester City, but international clearance has been granted, so he is vying for a place in Saturday’s squad for the game against Watford. Rondon is a talent and we will see soon whether he can replicate his goalscoring form in the Premier League.