Merseyside Duo Battle Over West Brom Star


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West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon is at the centre of a transfer battle between Merseyside giants Liverpool and Everton, claims talkSPORT.

The goal-shy Baggies striker is a surprise choice for both sides having failed to produce any semblance of prolific form since he moved to the West Midlands in two summers ago.

The Venezuela international has 20 goals in his 94 Albion appearances which will not set pulses racing among either set of supporters.

Rondon can point to West Brom’s woes this season as one reason for the less than impressive statistics, as well as Tony Pulis’ preference for a more robust style of football than the 28-year-old striker is used to.

He struggled to impose himself on Spanish football during his spells with Las Palmas and Malaga but found his shooting boots with Rubin Kazan and Zenit St Petersburg. For both the Eastern European sides, he came close to scoring every other game with a combined total of 53 goals in 114 appearances.

Liverpool, caught previously when injuries struck Sadio Mane, are conscious of the lack of depth in their squad while Everton’s struggles in front of goal all season are well-documented.

With 18 months remaining on his existing deal, Rondon is at the point where his future is reaching a point where Albion must decide if they want to sell as his transfer value declines.