Everton have been offered the chance to sign striker Salomon Rondon, according to Ekrem Konur.
The Venezuelan has experience of the Premier League after spells with West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United. The Baggies paid £15.3m to sign him from Zenit St Petersburg in 2015, and three years later he headed to Tyneside on a season-long loan.
Could Rondon link up with Benitez for a third time?
Rondon was managed by Rafael Benitez, now Everton’s manager, while at St James’ Park. He scored 12 goals and provided seven assists in 33 games under the Spaniard’s tutelage at Newcastle, and they would later reunite at Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang in the summer of 2019.
Everton could be in the market for a back-up to Dominic Calvert-Lewin after Josh King left at the end of his contract.
Fan feed Toffee TV relayed the rumour, and here’s what some supporters made of it, with many unconvinced by Rondon.
Everton fans weigh in on potential Rondon move
“We are going to turn into Newcastle”
“He wasn’t good enough for us when he played for WBA and now he’s a few years older. Jesus wept.”
“Are we scraping the bottom of the barrel or something, this is ridiculous”
“Oh good god, stop being offered has beens”
“It was literally a matter of time, wasn’t it”
“Rafa Benitez doing Rafa Benitez things”
In other news, many Everton fans erupted over this update on a defensive target.
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