Turkish strugglers Sivasspor are reportedly keeping a keen eye on underperforming Everton striker Salomon Rondon.

According to Fanatik, Turkish Super Lig strugglers Sivasspor are interested in signing Everton striker Salomon Rondon.

The 33-year-old is a veteran of the game and reunited with former boss Rafael Benitez at Goodison Park earlier this summer. Signed on a free, the Venezuelan international has represented the Toffees eight times and is yet to register a single goal contribution.

Perhaps because of his poor form, the striker started Everton’s last Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur on the bench. It could become a regular occurrence once Dominic Calvert-Lewin returns to action for the Merseyside outfit.

A highly experienced player, Rondon could enjoy better fortunes should he be willing to seek a move to Turkey. Caykar Rizespor were keen on landing Rondon during his time at Dalian Professional in the Chinese Super League. The interest came to nothing, and Rondon ended up moving to Everton instead.

Transfer News: Sivasspor interested in Everton striker Salomon Rondon.
Rondon has failed to impress for Everton.

The Super Lig could still beckon as Sivasspor are now in the race to land the player. Manager Riza Calimbay appears keen to land the South American star and a deal should it prove affordable.

Sivasspor are currently in the 15th spot in the Turkish top flight and have won two of their first 12 games. Having scored just 15 goals all season, the onus is on Calimbay to improve his side’s fortunes in front of the goal. Adding Salomon will certainly aid him in the venture.

With Calvert-Lewin out injured, Benitez has resorted to using Rondon and Richarlison to lead his attack. However, the former has failed to impress, and it remains to be seen if being relegated to the bench last time around is a sign of things to come.

While it can be argued that the veteran can offer the Toffees experience upfront, his performances have left much to be desired. Having signed him on a few just months ago, selling Rondon to Sivasspor, even for a pittance, would net Everton a profit.

The South American, for his part, looked decent both at Dalian and CSKA Moscow (on loan) previously. Given his age, it is fair to assume that the quality of the Premier League might prove to be a bridge too far for him to cross. Taking a step back and moving to the comparatively inferior Turkish League could see him put in better performances consistently. Whether Rondon is open to such a move remains to be seen.

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