Exclusive: Wolves pull out of race to sign big-money PL player
By Pete O’Rourke
Wolves have pulled out of the race to sign West Brom striker Salomon Rondon due to the cost of the deal, Football Insider can reveal.
Rondon is due to return to pre-season training with the Baggies next month after spending last season on loan at Newcastle United.
Wolves have shown an interest in Rondon as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of next season, but a source close to the club has told Football Insider they have decided to look elsewhere due to the overall cost of any deal for the player.
Rondon has a £16.5million release clause in his contract at West Brom and, on top of his personal demands, Wolves have decided to shelve their interest.
Nevertheless, the 29-year-old seems set to leave West Brom on a permanent basis this summer after they failed to win promotion back to the Premier League.
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Newcastle United and West Ham are among the clubs monitoring the experienced striker as they look to strengthen their forward lines this summer.
Rondon impressed during his season-long loan deal at Newcastle, scoring 11 goals and winning the club’s Player of the Season award.