It looks like West Ham United won't be signing Salomon Rondon.
According to The Northern Echo, the Irons wanted to sign the West Bromwich Albion hitman, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle United.
But according to Sky Sports, the South American marksman is headed to China to team up with former Magpies boss Rafael Benitez, who brought himt to St James's Park last summer.
Despite the move for Sebastien Haller seeming imminent, West Ham will still need another number nine this summer and Rondon, given he is tried-and-tested in the Premier League, might've been ideal.
But it appears as if he won't be heading to East London and here's how Hammers fans reacted to the development about Dalian Yifang.
Absolute joke Sullivan is so tight— mickeyhammer (@mickeyhammer2) July 15, 2019
Really don't get this ♂️♂️ https://t.co/ymSSy5De0b— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) July 15, 2019
In other words mate, we failed to land another target. No matter how people dress this up. We missed out.— Matty Denners (@Denner7s) July 15, 2019
lack of ambition , shame because he is useful , not top 6 player but handy player— Bob Clark (@bobclark56) July 15, 2019
Me neither. He didn’t seem like the money grabbing type. Maybe we never showed serious interest?— Michael ⚒ Zdenek (@MichaelZdenek) July 15, 2019
Should’ve been all over this. Disappointing.— ⚒ Forever West Ham ⚒ (@ForeverWestHam4) July 15, 2019
Realistically, West Ham wouldn't have been signing Haller and Rondon anyway.
The former Newcastle star is 6'2 and, like Haller, is a physical and powerful striker.
Having both makes very little sense for Manuel Pellegrini, whose next striker will be everything that Haller isn't, perhaps pacey and nimble, the type to play on the shoulders of whatever centre-back is marking him.
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