With constant ongoing speculation on the West Bromwich Albion summer transfer rumour mill about the future of Venezuelan international striker Salomon Rondon, we can now apparently add Marseille to the list of potential suitors.
With the 29-year-old impressing at Newcastle United during his loan spell out with them in the campaign of 2018/19, the player himself has made no secret about the fact that he’d rather stay at St James’ Park rather than return to The Hawthorns this summer and simply put, from our point of view, it’s about time someone met his £16.5million release fee as if he doesn’t want to be here, time for him to move on.
With Wolverhampton Wanderers apparently dropping out of the chase, and with Roma linked recently, Marseille is an interesting alternative option.
According to French outlet La Provence via Sport Witness, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has a keen interest in Rondon and he knows him pretty well from their spell together at Zenit. It was that spell where he scored 26 goals in 37 starts – Soccerbase
– that attracted us to him and a willingness to pay £12million back in 2015.
It must be pointed out the report seems to completely miss the fact we only agreed the loan with Newcastle in return for a 12 month contract extension, so he’s not available for free as they claim, so that does tend to do the rumour down on a credibility front for me.
We shall see though.