Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly have an interest in signing West Brom centre-forward Salomon Rondon.
The Venezuela international has just enjoyed a season on loan with Newcastle United, where he scored 12 goals and supplied seven assists in just 33 games across all competitions for the Premier League side.
According to the Daily Mail, Wolves will rival Newcastle this summer to sign the 29-year-old on a permanent basis.
It is understood that he’s got a £16.5million buy-out clause and Newcastle want to bring him back to St James’ Park, but are yet to make their move while they sort Rafael Benitez’s future.
The report details that Wolves want to continue their progression after finishing seventh in the top flight and have made initial proposals.
Rondon proved himself to be a real force in the Premier League this season by keeping Newcastle away from relegation trouble and is a handful in attack.
The South American striker holds the ball up well and is strong in the air, while he’s a fox in the box too.
Wolves need more competition for Raul Jimenez next season at Molineux, especially if the amount of games increases due to the possibility of Europa League football.
Rondon is very much built in the same mould as Jimenez when it comes to a forward leading the line, which is why he’s perfect for manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Diogo Jota could easily work off Rondon in a similar way to Jimenez, so he is a great target for Wolves to pursue.