West Brom's Salomon Rondon would be a superb signing for Crystal Palace

Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion during the Pre-season friendly between Barnet and West Bromwich Albion on July 7, 2018 in Barnet, United Kingdom.

Crystal Palace should make a move for the West Bromwich Albion striker this summer.

Roy Hodgson manager

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson worked miracles at Selhurst Park last season, guiding his Eagles side to an 11th placed finish, having taking over when they were marooned at the bottom of the Premier League table.

The 70-year-old must spend wisely this summer, however, if he is to oversee further improvement this term, and one particular area where he will want to strengthen is his centre-forward department.

With this in mind, Palace should consider a move for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, who is available for £16.5 million this summer, according to the Telegraph.

The 28-year-old joined the Baggies from Zenit Saint Petersburg in the summer of 2015, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £12 million, and he has gone on to rack up 28 goals and 10 assists in 120 games.

Whilst his goalscoring record is hardly prolific, his game is based about so much more than just scoring goals.

The 66-capped Venezuela international is one of the most hard-working forwards in the Premier League, and is well-renowned for making unselfish runs into the channels.

Jose Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion scores his sides first goal as Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham Hotspr attempts to block during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur...

Rondon is also comfortable when playing with his back to goal, and could act as a fantastic focal point for Crystal Palace to build their attacks through.

The West Brom hitman would provide strong competition for Christian Benteke, and would offer Hodgson another option through the middle during what will be another long and physically punishing Premier League campaign.

And for just £16.5 million, Hodgson should not hesitate to bring Rondon to Palace.

WBA forward Salomon Rondon (r) challenges DeAndre Yedlin of Newcastle during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United at The Hawthorns on November 28,...

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