West Bromwich Albion have broken their own transfer record after shelling out £12m to sign Jose Salomon Rondon from Russian outfit Zenit St.Petersburg. Rondon’s transfer fee comfortably exceeds the previous record £10m Albion forked out to sign Brown Ideye.
Rondon has signed a four year contract with the Hawthorns. He has also had stints with Malaga and Rubin Kazan, and WBA manager Tony Pulis said he had spoken to Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who was Rondon’s manager in his time with Malaga.
Rondon will however not be eligible to play in Albion’s Premier League opener against Man City tonight