Burnley are still interested in signing West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez, according to Sky Sports.

The Premier League side tried to resign the 29-year-old in the summer but were unwilling to pay the Baggies’ valuation. However, Sean Dyche is keen to bolster his attacking options in the January transfer window and is likely to move for him again.

Rodriguez has scored seven goals for West Brom in the Championship this season and it was a surprise to see him stay with them in the second tier following their relegation from the Premier League last season.

The once capped England international was born in Burnley and started his career with the Clarets. He rose through the youth ranks at Turf Moor and went onto play 128 games for them, scoring 41 goals.

Southampton paid £7 million to bring Rodriguez to St Mary’s in 2012 for their first season back in the Premier League. He was a key player for the Saints in his first two campaigns there but injuries affected his latter years there.

Rodriguez then moved on to West Brom in July 2017. They paid a fee of around £12 million and he signed a four-year deal at the Hawthorns. Despite their relegation last season, Rodriguez was impressive for them and bagged 11 goals in all competitions.

Promotion from the Championship has to be the aim for West Brom this season under Darren Moore and Rodriguez is a huge player for them. Therefore, losing him to Burnley in the January transfer window would seriously weaken their chances.


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