The Hammers have already had one bid rejected for the 29-year-old, according to Daily Mirror, which was for £10 million plus Jordan Hugill and Sam Byram.
Football Insider have reported that West Ham have now come back with an offer of £14 million, while Football League World have added that Byram will once again be used to try and get a deal completed.
In my opinion this is a proposal that works well for everyone involved – with both clubs getting a fair deal, as well as the two players involved being handed good moves for their careers.
Rondón’s release clause is £16.5 million, so for the Hammers to offer £14 million and a player who is likely worth more than the remaining £2.5 million is certainly fair – while also meaning the Hammers save on some money they could put into other signings.
The player at the centre of this, Rondón, can also be happy about the deal, as it means he will be back in the Premier League, at a team who could be fighting for a place in Europe – while he will also be reunited with Manuel Pellegrini, who managed him at Málaga.
The Hammers will also get a good deal, as they are in need of recruits up front and will be getting someone who scored 11 Premier League goals and assisted seven times while on loan at Newcastle last season – all while playing in a side which often used defensive tactics.
West Brom look as though they could miss out on Carl Jenkinson, with Celtic also interested in him, according to Sky Sports.
This means having Sam Byram come in could be of benefit to the Baggies, as he is someone Slaven Bilić has already worked with in the past – while this will also be a great move for the former Leeds right back, as he looks to get regular first team football.
If West Brom don’t accept this offer West Ham should just trigger Rondón’s release clause, but this seems like a deal that would benefit all involved.