Baggies break transfer record
West Brom have signed Solomon Rondon from Zenit St.Petersburg for a club record fee of around £12 million.
The Venezuela international joins Tony Pulis‘ side on a four year contract, after finally getting international clearance over the move.
He has spent the last three seasons in Russia at Rubin Kazan and Zenit, and becomes the second striker to join Albion in this window, after Rickie Lambert signed last month.
The 25 year old won’t be eligible to face Manchester City in tonight’s Monday Night Football, but is set to be in Pulis’ matchday squad to face Watford on Saturday.
Saido Berahino looks set to stay at the Hawthorns and partner Rondon, despite proposed interest from Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham.
This is what Rondon had to say after putting pen to paper: “I am very happy to be here.
Rondon made his name at Malaga in the Champions League
“But we feel with age on his side and the prices English clubs are asking for their players, it’s a deal worth doing.