West Ham United are set to activate Salomon Rondon’s £16.5m release clause.

The Venezuelan has enjoyed a fantastic loan spell at Newcastle United, scoring 11 goals and leading them away from a relegation scare earlier in the campaign.

However, St James’ Park looks like an unlikely destination for the 29-year-old as there have been a number of clubs queuing up for the striker’s permanent signature.

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With West Brom failing to secure an automatic return to the Premier League, it may well be difficult for the Baggies to hold onto Rondon, especially with his release clause dropping to £16.5m.

The forward will also want to continue his career in the top flight of English football and there are a few sides willing to give Rondon that chance.

West Ham are one of those clubs, with Manuel Pellegrini ready to activate the striker’s release clause, according to The Northern Echo, cited by the Daily Star.

Rondon would be a good signing for the Irons as they look to build on their attacking options in Marko Arnautovic and Felipe Anderson, however, it would leave the Baggies one short in the attacking department.


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