Baggies striker linked with shock move to Anfield

Baggies striker linked with shock move to Anfield

Liverpool are to set to battle out with rivals Everton for the signing of West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon, reports TalkSPORT.

The Venezuela international has become a surprise target for the Merseyside pair in recent days as both look to bolster their options up front before the end of the month.

Liverpool will reportedly turn to Rondon as a back-up to Roberto Firmino, with Dominic Solanke struggling since his arrival at Anfield and with both Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings rumoured to be on their way out of the club on-loan to West Ham and Newcastle respectively.

Everton too want Rondon as a second hand man to their main striker Cenk Tosun, who joined the club for just over £20 million earlier this month.

Both clubs are likely to have to pay in the region of £15 million for the Baggies target-man, who has hit five goals this season.

Rondon has scored only 23 times in 111 appearances with West Brom since his 2015 move for Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg.

Despite his lack of goals however, Rondon has been highly commended for his hold-up play and aerial ability – something both Liverpool and Everton are believed to be interested in to add another dimension to their play.

Rondon’s current contract with West Brom runs out in the summer of 2019.