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Everton want Dalian Pro striker Salomon Rondon



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Everton are monitoring the situation of Dalian Pro striker Salomon Rondon to see if he will soon become a free agent, according to The Sun.

Chinese Super League clubs are cutting short player deals due to the crippling financial difficulties the pandemic has plunged them into, and the Venezuelan could soon be available for free.

Toffees manager Rafa Benitez wants additional firepower in attack, and a reunion with Rondon could be on the cards.

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The 31-year-old scored 35 Premier League goals in 141 games during his time with West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United, and Everton need such a target man in their ranks.

Rondon shares an impressive record with Toffees assistant manager Duncan Ferguson as the only other player with an English top-flight hat-trick consisting of headers.

Benitez has added two wingers to his attack to get supply into the box for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but the England international needs competition at Goodison Park.

Rondon is the man for the job, and the former Newcastle striker will be more than ready to prove himself in the Premier League again if a move works out.

Everton could be getting the experienced hitman for free in what would be a massive boost to their top-six chances next season.

Benitez brought Rondon to St James’ Park from West Brom and also took him to China.

They could reunite again on Merseyside as the Toffees would be favourites to sign him if he becomes available.

Read: 2021 Premier League transfers.