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West Brom would be mad to sell Rondon if they gain Premier League promotion

West Brom would be mad to sell Rondon if they gain Premier League promotion

West Brom gave their promotion chances a massive boost on Tuesday after they beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 at Loftus Road.

A return to the Premier League, however, does not seem like it will have any bearing on Salomon Rondon’s future at the Hawthorns with the 29-year-old still inching closer to a permanent exit.

The Breakdown

Rondon is currently on a season-long loan at Newcastle United and, according to the Northern Echo, his parent club have slapped a £16m price tag on his head amid interest.

West Brom, though, would probably be better off keeping the Venezuela international should they win promotion back to English football’s top flight.

Rondon has managed to find some form since the Christmas period after making a slow start to the campaign, while he is the type of striker overall who is ideal for the more inferior Premier League sides.

He is strong, good in the air and can hold up the ball well, making him a great outlet to teams such as West Brom who need to find a way out once winning the ball against technically better and possession-hungrier opposition.

That, of course, was not enough to save West Brom from their last relegation from English football’s top division.

Next time round, however, with better players around him, it could be a much different story.

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