Tottenham & Chelsea Battling To Sign £16m South American Striker
Tottenham and Chelsea are in a battle to sign Salomon Rondon this summer with the West Bromwich Albion striker available for £16m
The summer transfer window is now open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Tottenham and Chelsea are linked with Salomon Rondon….
Tottenham and Chelsea are in a battle to sign Salomon Rondon this summer with the West Bromwich Albion striker available for £16m, according to the Mirror.
Rondon joined West Brom from Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2015 and he was a rare shining light last season after providing 10 goals and 4 assists for a struggling Baggies side.
The Venezuelan international’s goals weren’t enough to prevent the Midland’s club from being relegated to the Championship and now new boss Darren Moore is facing a fight to keep hold of his best players.
The Mirror claim that Rondon has attracted interest from the Premier League with Tottenham and Chelsea among the clubs ready to battle it out for his signature this summer.
The newspaper says the 28-year-old has a buy-out clause worth just £16m following West Brom’s demotion from the top flight and that sort of money shouldn’t put off the likes of Chelsea or Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino is expected to be in the market for another striker this summer as Fernando Llorente is tipped to leave north London following a disappointing campaign following his move from Swansea last summer.
Harry Kane is obviously the clear first choice at Spurs but Pochettino needs a decent striker to deputise when the England hitman is rested or injured and it appears Rondon is on Tottenham’s radar.
However, Chelsea are also expected to be on the look out for another forward amid speculation Alvaro Morata could be leaving following a mixed debut campaign in England after joining the club from Real Madrid 12 months ago.
The Blues signed Olivier Giroud in January and the former Arsenal striker impressed during the second half of the campaign so Chelsea could be looking at Rondon as a back-up for the Frenchman next season.
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