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Salomon Rondon is the striker Wolves should buy this summer

The Express & Star reports that West Bromwich Albion will be selling striker Salomon Rondon this summer, and it’s a move that would be perfect for Wolves.

Rondon has returned to the Hawthornes following his successful spell on loan at Newcastle United during the 2018/19 Premier League season.

And he’s able to escape West Brom again due to his contract expiring next year.

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Why Wolves should buy Salomon Rondon this summer

Wolves haven’t signed anyone this summer transfer window despite being linked to every midfielder and striker on the planet.

This and the fact time is quickly running out has made some of the pack antsy.

August 8 is when the transfer window closes for the Premier League, but Wolves kick-off their season on July 25 thanks to the scheduling of Europa League qualifiers.

In addition, Nuno Espirito Santo and his cubs travel to China on July 13 to participate in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

This means Fosun only have 18 days to add to the remarkably thin Wolves squad before they travel to China for the first time in the club’s history.

And Wolves sorely need recruitments if Nuno is going to have any chance of replicating last season’s success.

Nuno’s bench isn’t good enough with Adama Traore, Helder Costa, and Ivan Cavaleiro, and there isn’t any competition for the starting XI.

Not only that, but the players available make a plan B impossible against the relegation fodder that just park the bus.

And this is why Salomon Rondon would be the perfect summer acquisition for Wolves.

Wolves need to buy a brute who is powerful in the air rather than another striker who is good with the ball at his feet.

Rondon would be a clinical coup who would fill this need perfectly.

He’d provide competition for Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota, and he’d also give Wolves a target for long balls and crosses against the teams that don’t like to play football.

Along with all of the above, he’d also be cheaper than other strikers thanks to only having one year left on his contract.

Plus, there’d be nothing better than robbing the Albion of their best striker for a fee worth less than his value.