West Ham United are preparing a £14 million bid for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon this summer, according to a report published by Football Insider
The Hammers may just have to overhaul their entire striker department this summer.
Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll have left the club while it also appears that Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez want out of West Ham.
The 29-year-old Rondon spent last season on loan with Newcastle in the Premier League and impressed as he went on to score 11 goals from 32 appearances.
While not the most gifted or prolific striker, the Venezuelan and reported West Ham target is often praised for his worth ethic and attitude.
New Baggies boss Slaven Bilic is seemingly resigned to losing Rondon this summer.
The player appears unlikely to re-join Newcastle after the Magpies parted ways with Rafael Benitez last week.
Rondon is clearly a striker worthy of playing in the Premier League and West Ham will be making a worthwhile move if they do sign him.
“We have to make squad slots available but we have a number of targets,” a club insider told reputable Hammers source Claret and Hugh.
While Rondon is arguably not a player that one can expect to score 15-20 goals a season in the Premier League, he arguably has what it takes to be a star for the team by being an apt cover option or support striker.
West Ham must move for Rondon this summer if both Arnautovic and Hernandez end up leaving the club. He has the experience and expertise to serve the first-team with distinction.