In a “surprise” decision, Everton instructs Salomon Rondon to find a new club.
Despite their lack of options for a striker, sources have told Football Insider that Everton plans to unload Salomon Rondon before the transfer deadline.
Due to Dominic Calvert-chronic Lewin’s knee ailment, Rafael Benitez, 32, is the only recognised striker at the club who is currently in good health.
But before Thursday’s transfer deadline, manager Frank Lampard told Rondon he was free to choose a new team.
Given the club’s lack of forwards and Rondon’s significant Premier League experience, many people will find that surprising.
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The international from Venezuela began the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest and has featured in each of Everton’s past three league games.
Last season, Rondon made 23 appearances in all competitions, although he only scored three goals and provided one assist.
The contract of the former West Brom and Newcastle striker expires at the conclusion of the current campaign, however Everton have the option to extend it by another year.
Anthony Gordon, a fellow forward, is likewise uncertain about his future in light of Chelsea’s intense interest in him.
On Sunday, August 28, Football Insider reported that the Blues had offered £25 million plus Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja, for a total of £85 million.
This site also revealed on Monday (29 August) that Everton are bidding for PSV Eindhoven sensation Cody Gakpo, 23.
Everton has found it difficult to distance itself from the relegation battle this season after barely escaping it in the 2021–22 campaign.
They are now ranked 18th in the table with just two points and three goals from their first four games.