Why West Ham should sign Jose Salomon Rondon this summer

Upton Park

A move for this exciting striker could be the final piece of West Ham United's jigsaw.

West Ham United have been one of the most impressive Premier League clubs in terms of signings so far this summer.

Not only have they appointed an exciting manager in the form of Slaven Bilic but they have quickly set about transforming the side the former Croatian international will be working with.

To date, Dimitri Payet is the best of the bunch, with the French assist-king joined by Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang, Martin Samuelsen and Darren Randolph while Carl Jenkinson and Manuel Lanzini have both arrived on season-long loans.

But West Ham are arguably one quality striker short of having a side that can have a sparkling campaign next season and potentially push for a European place, and of all the front-men out there the one they should move for is Zenit St. Petersburg forward Jose Salomon Rondon.

The 25-year-old has all the attributes to be a huge success at West Ham, not least his pace, power and goal-scoring prowess.

Last season for Zenit, the Venezuela international scored 20 goals in 44 matches and he has netted wherever he has been, with 27 goals for Malaga, 25 for Rubin Kazan and 12 for UD Las Palmas.

Rondon also has 12 goals in 39 international matches and while he is not as prolific as some he is now blossoming into a highly effective front-man whose best years should be ahead of him.

In Payet, West Ham have one of the best creators in Europe and with him supplying the balls for Rondon it could work wonders.

Rondon would not come cheap, with a contract in Russia until the summer of 2018, but West Ham have shown this summer that they are targeting the right players as they attempt to bid farewell to Upton Park in the finest of fashions.

So why not push the boat out and finish their shopping spree with a player who could be the last piece of the jigsaw?

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