Newcastle United are considering a move for Salomon Rondon as they look to strengthen their attack, according to reports in the North-East.
Rondon, who has a £16million buyout clause in his contract following relegation with West Brom, is also desired by Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham.
Rafael Benitez is desperate to sign a new striker this summer, after no Newcastle player managed to score more than 10 Premier League goals last season.
The Magpies are also concerned they will lose Aleksandar Mitrovic after the World Cup, and last season’s leading marksman Ayoze Perez is wanted by foreign clubs, further increasing their need for a new centre-forward.
Along with Bas Dost, who has terminated his contract at Sporting Lisbon, Venezuela striker Rondon has emerged as a primary target for Benitez, reports the Northern Echo.
Rondon, 28, is rated for his strength and goalscoring ability. He was West Brom’s leading scorer in each of his first two seasons at the Hawthorns and was their joint-top Premier League scorer with Jay Rodriguez last season.
Rondon is four international goals away from equalling his country’s all-time goalscoring record.
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