Pundit suggests Everton should replace Lukaku with West Brom hitman

West Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon in action with Hull City's Curtis Davies

Pundit believes Everton should replace Lukaku with West Bromwich Albion frontman.

When writing his column for the Times, Tony Cascarino urged Everton to make a move for Baggies striker Salomon Rondon, as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku, should he leave the club in the summer.

The future of the 23-year-old Belgium international has been the subject of intense speculation since the summer, and if the Toffees fail to qualify for European competition this season, it is likely that he will leave Goodison Park for pastures new.

Cascarino believes that the ideal replacement for Lukaku is West Brom's Salomon Rondon, and explained how Tony Pulis deserves credit for turning him into the player that he has become, when writing his column for the Times:

Watford's Juan Camilo Zuniga in action with West Bromwich Albion's Salomon RondonWest Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon in action

"One of Pulis’ best achievements is turning Salomon Rondon into a real force. The £12 million striker is perhaps the most selfless forward in the League — he never stops running, puts defenders under pressure and has chipped in with four goals this season. I wouldn’t be surprised if a team like Everton, should they lose Romelu Lukaku, consider signing him."

Lukaku has actually had to endure heavy criticism for his performances of late, despite scoring nine goals in 14 Premier League outings.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goalEverton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates 

His running stats always make pretty grim reading, however, and the same cannot be said for Rondon, who works tirelessly for his team, by making unselfish runs into the channels on a regular basis.

Whether or not he could contribute with as many goals as the Belgian is debatable, however, but with his talent, not completely out of the question. 

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