West Ham have become the latest club to get involved in the race to sign West Brom forward Salomon Rondon and the Hammers are reportedly going to activate the striker’s release clause.
The 29-year-old has spent the past season on loan at Newcastle and has enjoyed a great campaign under the management of Rafa Benitez.
However, it is now looking like he won’t be returning to the North East where he scored 11 crucial goals to help his current side remain in the Premier League again.
According to The Northern Echo, as cited on the Daily Star, Pellegrini is after the striker and the club will trigger his release clause in order to the secure the signing of the proven goal scorer.
The Venezuelan international is powerful forward and would provide the London side with something different in their strike force alongside Marko Arnautovic.
Rondon would be a big signing for the Hammers as they look to strengthen over the summer and rebuild to once again to compete with the biggest teams in England.
Why Rondon could be a great signing for West Ham
In the modern market, being able to sign a Premier League proven striker for under £20 million was never going to be easy so West Ham should consider this a bargain.
Premier League experience
As previously mentioned, both with West Brom and now Newcastle, Rondon has shown he can do it in the Premier League.
Back up to speed
Rondon struggled with his fitness during his early days at Newcastle but is now back up to full speed and should hit the ground running.
Rondon scored 11 times at Newcastle in the league, but when you compare the service he could have behind him at West Ham, there’s no reason why he cannot improve that tally with the Hammers.