The delay in Everton announcing Sandro Ramirez is dragging on, but the club’s recruiting department isn’t slowing down. Assuming that Romelu Lukaku does end up heading out the door, there remains a need for a more experienced striker than Sandro in the side.
Names like Carlos Bacca and Nicolai Jorgensen have been bandied about. The newest name to throw into the monstrous, whirring rumor mill is West Bromwich Albion’s Venezuelan forward Salomon Rondon. Per AS via Google Translate,
Solomon Rondon could change his mind this summer if Everton's interest in hiring him materialized. West Bromwich Albion's Vinotinto striker would be the replacement for Romelu Lukaku's toffees, who could play for Chelsea. Everton coach Ronald Koeman thinks of a striker as he is Venezuelan to replace with guarantees to the Belgian. Rondón would remain in the Premier, but would take a clear step forward to a team with more possibilities and is moving very well in the market.
Everton will enter a lot of money for Lukaku should he go to Chelsea and part of that amount will be used to reinforce the lead with a contrasting European striker like Rondon , who would also be cheaper than other Premier League players . The Vinotinto race in England continues, although it could do so in another entity.
Rondon, 27, is valued at around £14.45 million. A bit of a battering ram, the Venezuelan doesn’t offer much creativity, but performs fairly well when positioned as a target in the box.
Rondon has 72 Premier League games under his belt after moving from Zenit St. Petersburg, including all 38 West Brom matches this season, in which he scored 8 times.
There’s something to be said for Salomon Rondon’s experience at the highest level, (before Russia, he had a spell at Malaga in La Liga), including the Europa League, but there’s nothing special here. It’s an interesting backup plan for Ronald Koeman, but that’s probably about it.