With Antoine Griezmann’s future still unclear (although the consensus remains that he will eventually complete a move to Barcelona), Diego Simeone and company have been mulling over their options on who could fill his shoes. Recently, we wrote about the possibility of Jamie Vardy moving his fiesta to the Spanish capital. Now various reports in the United Kingdom have said that West Bromwich Albion and Venezuela striker Salomón Rondón may be a target for Atlético Madrid.
Rondón has experience in Spain — the 28-year-old played for Las Palmas and Málaga between 2008 and 2012. He joined West Brom from Zenit St. Petersburg in 2015 and has since scored 24 goals in 108 appearances since.
Rondón is a strong striker who uses his 6’1’’ frame to get in position and score. This season he scored 10 goals in all competitions for West Brom. But you might remember him from when he caught USMNT player DeAndre Yedlin from falling on his head.
Rondon prevents Yedlin getting dropped on his head. pic.twitter.com/TQvcaEP8LB— SweeperGK (@SweeperGK) December 31, 2015
The Baggies came in dead last this season and only two teams scored more than their 28 goals. Rondón would be a cheaper alternative to shore up Atlético’s striking corps — his club wants to get rid of him following relegation, and he’s valued at around €18m per reports. West Ham and Inter Milan are also monitoring the player.
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