Rondon struggling with £12m West Brom price tag

Date published: Thursday 21st January 2016 9:53

Salomon Rondon: West Brom striker should be fit to face Watford

West Brom striker Salomon Rondon has admitted he is struggling to live up to his £12million price tag.

Rondon has scored four times in 21 appearances for Albion this season – including the winner in the FA Cup replay win over Bristol City on Tuesday night.

But the 26-year-old says his time at the Hawthorns has been “difficult” after moving from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg, where he blasted 18 goals in all competitions, in the summer.

“I need to score more goals for the team and the team needs to score to get the points we need,” Rondon told the Express and Star.

“I am very happy, as it has been a long time since I scored. It makes me happy after all the work I’ve done.”

Albion boss Tony Pulis has admitted his record signing is struggling to adapt to Premier League life and has pleaded for patience with the player.

Rondon’s neat finish after controlling a ball into the box on his chest was a reminder of the Venezuela striker’s talents, but he has admitted life in the Premier League has been a struggle after last hitting the net in October.

“It’s very difficult with the price tag. West Brom paid a lot of money for me and I have a reputation (for scoring), so I have to keep working,” added the former Malaga forward.

“The English league is difficult. But we won the game, so it makes me happy. The last game we lost at Southampton, but this is the way. If we do well, we will win every game.”

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