Writing for the Athletic, reliable Aston Villa source Gregg Evans has tipped the club to make a move for ex-West Bromwich Albion forward Salomon Rondon. Evans named Rondon as a target ‘worth consideration‘ despite such a move seemingly going against the Villans’ recruitment policy.
Villa, who are reportedly targeting a back-up centre forward, could move for the likes of Joshua King next month as they aim to continue their impressive start to the season – with Rondon now being touted as a viable alternative to the Norwegian.
Who should Aston Villa snap up in January?
Villa tipped for Rondon swoop
In the detailed Athletic article, Evans outlined all of Villa’s would-be and could-be January transfer targets – with the journalist going on to explain that King was a most likely option.
Odsonne Edouard, while targeted by Villa, is a less realistic move at this moment in time – with Evans and the Athletic suggesting some alternatives who the club should move for.
Rondon, as well as Lille attacker Jonathon Bamba, appear to fit the bill – with the former possessing Premier League experience, having shone for both the Baggies and Newcastle United in past campaigns.
Currently at Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Professional, getting Rondon would apparently go against the club’s pattern of recruitment due to his age, but he could be worth breaking that philosophy according to Evans.
Transfer Tavern take
Whether it would be a loan or permanent deal, the 6 foot 3 ace would certainly add more strength in depth going forward for Dean Smith’s men – with talkSPORT pundit Jim White having waxed lyrical over the ‘unbelievable’ forward.
If he does make a move for the ‘priceless‘ star, there is little arguing the swoop would reinforce Smith’s options heading into the second half of the season.
In other news: Aston Villa have suffered a blow in pursuit of this ‘tenacious’ playmaker, find out more here.
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