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Wolves snapping up this Newcastle star would help them compete on all fronts next season

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Wolves opinion: Should Nuno Santo sign Salomon Rondon?

According to reports in the Mirror, Wolves are trying to attain the signature of West Brom’s Salomon Rondon. The Venezuelan had a fantastic second half to the season and would’ve caught the eye of many in the premier league.

He formed a fantastic little partnership with Ayoze Perez which took them from potential relegation fodder to a respectable mid-table finish.

Rondon was on loan at St. James’ park with Dwight Gayle going the other way to West Brom and these moves were productive for both parties. With those terms now coming to an end, Rondon could see Wolves as a stepping stone after they qualified for the Europa League.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men will be looking to continue their development at the Molineux by being a force in all competitions. They’ll need to add some depth and Rondon could be a great starter or back-up when required.

Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota also formed a fantastic partnership in a manner similar to the aforementioned Newcastle duo.

If Jimenez were to suffer an injury, Espírito Santo might have to shift various positions due to the lack of a target man who can run into the channels like Jimenez.

Rondon would be identical and Wolves wouldn’t need to relinquish their style or principles and can move forward as they were.

Salomon Rondon

The Venezuelan for someone with a burly figure never stops chasing after lose balls and gives his all for the team’s cause. Santo’s sides are known for their work ethic and discipline and Rondon would fit perfectly, having played under managers that favoured pragmatism like Rafa Benitez and Tony Pulis.

West Brom will feel powerless to do much as their fate will once again be in the hands of the Championship after suffering a loss to eventual qualifiers Aston Villa in a penalty shootout.

Rondon wasn’t a great success for the Baggies so the loss won’t be heavy if it were to happen but a player of Rondon’s qualities would certainly have helped in the Championship.

For Rondon, this is a move to further his career. The Molineux faithful know all about him after scoring against them in the league this season so they can hope for more of the same from him if he were to put pen to paper.

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This would be a great move for the player and Wolves. As stated above, West Brom won’t remember the Venezuelan too fondly and should move on without any trouble.