'Not convinced' - Mills casts serious doubts over West Ham hunt for powerhouse with 140 PL apps


Former England star Danny Mills has revealed he is unconvinced by the quality of West Brom striker Salomon Rondon as West Ham chase his capture.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds defender insists that the South American star, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle United, is a target man who only works if a team plays to his strengths.

As previously revealed by Football Insider, Wolves have dropped out of the hunt for the Venezuelan international, who has a £16.5million release clause in his contract, leaving Newcastle and West Ham chasing his capture.

However, Mills has cast serious doubts over the Hammers’ interest, saying that he does not suit their style of football as well as insisting the West Brom man is yet to prove himself despite 140 top-flight appearances.

“Has he got the out and out quality to do it in the Premier League? I’m still unconvinced,” Mills told Football Insider.

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“He’s big, strong, powerful – you’ve got to play to his strengths and West Ham seem to be going away from that. It’s a more technical game, try to play it on the floor, play it out from the back. Salomon Rondon can be effective when you play to his strengths.

“There are less and less teams in the Premier League who are starting to do that now.” 

Rondon, Newcastle’s player of the year during his season-long loan, scored 12 goals across all competitions on Tyneside, while he has 120 games under his belt for parent side West Brom.

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