Salomon Rondon has embarked on a tough new training regime in an attempt to come good at Everton, according to a report.
The striker has endured an underwhelming start to his spell with the Blues having failed to find the net in any of his first eight matches.
His laboured form for Everton has mirrored the difficult early weeks of his previous spell in the Premier League – also under Rafa Benitez – at Newcastle United in 2018 but he would eventually turn things around at St James’ Park where he was named Player of the Year.
With Richarlison suspended for Sunday’s trip to Brentford, Rondon could be called upon to spearhead the Blues attack again as they look to end their longest winless streak in the Premier League for over 16 years.
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Arriving on transfer deadline day at the end of the summer window from Chinese club Dalian Pro, an injury to last season’s top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin forced the Venezuelan international to be thrown in at the deep end and at 32 he has struggled with adapting back to the pace of the game in England.
However, the Daily Mail claims that Rondon has now thrown himself into a hard-hitting new training regime involving boxing, spinning and extra cardio work which has impressed Everton coaching staff so much that they have had to warn him he must take days off to recover and such is his determination to hit the right levels and win over the Everton faithful, he has been working on his own at his new coastal home too.
The article adds that Rondon, his wife Valeria and children Rodrigo, Raffaela and Romeo, have settled in quickly on Merseyside and he hopes his extra work will begin to pay off as the games come quickly over the busy Christmas period with eight fixtures between now and the end of the calendar year.