West Ham United fans will be proud of what their side have achieved after a hugely disappointing start to the Premier League campaign, as they’re now in a much better place. But, today’s defeat at the hands of Everton will have definitely dampened the mood slightly.
Manuel Pellegrini has now identified how to get the very best out of his players but consistency has been the one thing letting them down, as they often follow up a positive result with a negative one in the Premier League.
Indeed, another thing that hasn’t helped their cause at times has been at the pinnacle of the attack as the likes of Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez, Michail Antonio and Lucas Perez have struggled to produce for large parts.
Although, it looks as if the Hammers already have their eyes on a possible new No.9, as according to the Northern Echo, West Ham United are set to step in if Newcastle don’t sign Salomon Rondon this summer.
It’s safe to say that the South American has been hugely impressive in the current campaign, producing 10 goals in all competitions for Newcastle after joining on loan from West Bromwich Albion back in the summer.
The Venezuela international, who is valued at £13.5 million (by Transfermarkt), would be the perfect fit for the Hammers as they typically operate with one striker at the pinnacle of the attack. His strength and aerial ability makes him the perfect target man and he’s shown that he can also create this season, with an impressive five assists to his name.
Interestingly, the Newcastle man revealed that he loves being called his nickname, “The Beast”, according to The Mirror, and it’s safe to say that he’s lived up to his nickname in the current campaign.
David Gold and David Sullivan will feel confident that spending money on Rondon will result in goals as he’s proven himself in the Premier League this season, and he was able to ensure a consistent flow at the Hawthorns.
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