West Brom have started the season in respectable, if slow, form, but Salomon Rondon has told the official Baggies website that he is not ruling out the chance that Tony Pulis’ side will qualify for European football.
When asked for his hopes for the season, Rondon said: “This league is very difficult so the main aim for plenty of teams will be to make sure they remain in it. Personally I would like us to play in European competition and that isn’t something that I would rule out.”
Rondon arrived at West Brom over the summer from Zenit St Petersburg, with European football to his name across spells with both Zenit and Rubin Kazan.
The Venezuelan striker, 26, has scored an impressive return of 19 goals in 38 games across both Champions League and Europa League football, and his transfer to West Brom came as something of a surprise considering his form at his former clubs.
However, whilst taking a step down by moving to the Hawthorns, Rondon is hoping to get back to his former level with the Baggies, taking them into European football.
Whilst they currently sit in 12th place, Rondon is not ruling out qualifying for European football this term; the first time since 1981 that the Baggies would be playing in a UEFA competition.
These are high hopes for West Brom, and Rondon will need to improve his return of three goals in 10 games if the Baggies are to move up the table and fulfil his ambition of getting back into Europe.