Salomon Rondon has mutually terminated the contract with Goodison Park outfit
According to recent reports on Spanish outlets, Salomon Rondon has taken an extreme step as he is not happy with the gametime he is getting at Everton. The 33-year-old striker has mutually terminated his contract with the Merseyside outfit.
Salomón Rondón (Caracas, 1989) está muy cerca de convertirse en uno de los ‘chollos’ de la ‘ventana’ invernal. El ex de Las Palmas y Málaga trabaja para rescindir su contrato con el Everton en las próximas fechas
Salomón Rondón (Caracas, 1989) is very close to becoming one of the ‘bargains’ of the winter ‘window’. The ex of Las Palmas and Málaga is working to terminate his contract with Everton in the near future.
The Venezuelan striker joined Everton from Dalian Professional, a Chinese Super League outfit, on a free transfer in the summer transfer window of 2021. The player terminated his contract due to lack of gametime after signing a two-year contract in 2021.
Salomon Rondon’s spell at Everton
Salomon Rondon has featured in 31 games for Everton across all competitions but has only 1267 minutes under his belt. He started only 13 games for the Goodison Park outfit, which led Rondon to terminate his contract.
Not only the club is to be blamed for the contract termination, but the player himself too. In 31 games, Salomon Rondon could score only three goals and garnered an assist across all competitions. The lack of form contributed to his gametime as Frank Lampard preferred youngsters over the 33-year-old veteran even in the absence of Dominic Calvert Lewin and Richarlison.
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What next for Salomon Rondon?
The report also states that the former Newcastle United player has received approaches from clubs in England, Turkey, Spain, Italy and Portugal. Rondon doesn’t have a preference about where he wants to play, but he does want a club that is competing at the “highest level.”
Amongst the Premier League outfits, the clubs like Brighton and Hove Albion, Brentford, Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers direly need a striker. Ivan Toney (Brentford) is suspended because of gambling, whereas Danny Welbeck (Brighton) needs competition and a support striker. Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers have failed to score despite the midfield creating chances. As Rondon is a free agent, it’s interesting to see if any of these clubs would sign him.
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