Spurs battle West Ham and Chelsea for former Premier League striker

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Tottenham are on a three way battle with Chelsea and West Ham for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon with the trio of London clubs keen to offer him the chance of Premier League football.

New permanent Baggies manager Darren Moore is battling to keep together a core group of players capable of mounting a challenge for promotion next season however Rondon, 28, is expected to be one player Moore will have to do without according to the Mirror.

Spurs London rivals Chelsea have shown an interest in taking the Venezuelan to Stamford Bridge to help strengthen their attacking options next season however Tottenham have also emerged as a side interested in the bustling forward’s services, especially at a modest fee of £16million with West Ham also weighing up whether to make a bid as they look to make early transfer window signings.

Rondon scored ten goals in all competitions last season and has a relegation clause in his contract which is of huge interest to potential suitors and despite his goal return has not been huge for the Baggies over the past 12 months, his all-round game has marked him out as a proven Premier League striker.

He was often tasked with playing up front on his own last season, in a team which struggled to create chances as they slipped towards relegation and according to the article it is that willingness to lead the line, hold up play and cause problems to opposition defences has not gone unnoticed.

It’s no secret that Mauricio Pochettino needs better attacking options, with Fernando Llorente failing to make an impact last season and Vincent Janssen likely to be moved on.

The article adds that our options are limited if Harry Kane was to suffer any kind of long term injury, and Rondon would provide the kind of skill set that would fit in well with the way Pochettino likes to play.

Would like to the Venezuelan at Spurs? Would he be a good option in reserve or are we facing another Llorente type situation again? Let us know your thoughts below

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