'Wow' - Exclusive: Darren Bent reacts as Wolves set sights on £250K-a-wk striker
Wolves might be wise to bring in Salomon Rondon but only if he shows his late-stage Premier League form, say Darren Bent.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Russell Edge, Bent made his comments in reference the Sun linking the Venezuelan with a shock move to Molineux.
Playing for Newcastle United, Rondon was electric in the latter part of his career in English football, impressing with both his hold-up play and a steady goal return – he scored 11 during his time at St James’ Park.
However, he was less convincing in his three earlier seasons for West Brom, for whom he scored 24 across three seasons.
Rondon quadrupled his wages when he quit Newcastle to head to China for a £250,000-a-week deal in the summer of 2019.
Asked by Football Insider if he thought Rondon would be a suitable replacement for the long-term injured Raul Jimenez, Darren Bent was equivocal: “If they’re going to get that Rondon, then yeah. If they’re going to get West Brom Rondon, then no.
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“Rondon’s always been a bit of a surprise to me because he never really wowed me at West Brom. He went to Newcastle and even when he first got to Newcastle, I was a bit underwhelmed, I wasn’t really impressed.
“I thought: ‘Hmm, okay,’ but that last part before he left, he was absolutely brilliant, before he left to go over to China he was brilliant. I thought: ‘Wow, okay.’
“If someone’s going to come and get him, and that Rondon, that is going to play like that, then yeah, I’m all for it, because he’s strong, he’s powerful, can score goals, bring others into play.”