West Bromwich Albion have announced the signing of Salomon Rondon in a club-record transfer.
The striker joins Albion on a four-year contract after a £12m fee was agreed with Zenit St Petersburg.
.@salorondon23, 25, pens four-year deal for fee in region of £12m. Full story http://t.co/EO8mLPQDTx #WBA #Rondon pic.twitter.com/rVifHeoBQ6
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) August 10, 2015
That figure eclipses the £10m fee that the Baggies paid Dynamo Kiev for Brown Ideye last summer.
Reports are claiming that Rondon’s arrival, along with that of Rickie Lambert, could signal the end for the Nigerian forward, who scored six goals in 30 appearances in his debut season in England.
But instead Rondon could act as a replacement for Saido Berahino, who has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur and is being tipped to leave before the deadline.
Rondon has scored 13 goals in 39 international games for Venezuela, and managed 20 in 37 matches in his one season at Zenit after signing from Russian rivals Rubin Kazan.
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