Wolves opinion: Nuno Santo shouldn’t make a move for Salomon Rondon
After the fantastic season that Wolverhampton Wanderers have had, few people in the world would say that them finishing in a Europa League spot is not what they deserve. With Manchester City beating Watford, it means that their place is secure.
However, them missing out on Europa League would have been a really unlucky thing to happen, especially after the season they have had. But this is football and nothing can be predicted but for Wolves, to lose something based purely on luck and a little skill, it would make for a terrible ending.
The only promoted side to survive the onslaught of the incredible Premier League, it’s like the club have been preparing for this for some time. Their team consisted of players that helped them win the Championship with style and panache last season.
With a few additions sprinkled across the board, it changed their side. The likes of Rui Patricio, Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore and Willy Boly all proved to be astute signings. It worked absolutely perfectly once again for Nuno Espirito Santo and they proved to be the dark horses of the Premier League.
However, as Huddersfield Town has proven, the second season is always tougher and it’s why the club needs to make sure they spend wisely in the transfer market. Adding someone like Salomon Rondon is not spending wisely, despite the season the 29-year-old has had.
On loan at Newcastle United this season, he finished with 10 goals to his name and the Examiner Live has reported that Wolves are interested. But he did endure periods of terrible form, where he couldn’t hit the back of an empty goal if given the chance.
But that still didn’t stop him from working as hard as he could for the Magpies, in what was a dogfight against relegation. In the end, Rondon found his footing and changed the course of the season for Newcastle.
A lot like Raul Jimenez in many ways, Wolverhampton Wanderers do not need that on their team-sheet, not when they already have a Mexican man fighting hard for the club.
Instead, the club needs the polar opposite player, a prolific and yet very rapid striker to be the ying to Jimenez’s yang next season.
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Salomon Rondon is a quality striker but he’s a first-team star and someone who will demand consistent game time next season.
Wolves already have that in Raul Jimenez and they need someone who can offer them something else instead, maybe someone like Jean-Kevin Augustin or even Clinton N’jie.