West Brom make approach to Southampton to sign Jay Rodriguez
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 20/06/17 12:29pm
West Brom have opened talks with Southampton over the signing of Jay Rodriguez, according to Sky sources.
Sky Sports News HQ understands the Saints value Rodriguez somewhere in the region of £12m.
The 27-year-old's future at St Mary's has been discussed numerous times with the club since he recovered from long-term injury in 2015.
Rodriguez missed the 2014-15 season in its entirety with ruptured knee ligaments but signed a new contract on his return in May that year.
The following season he started just three Premier League games under Ronald Koeman, however, and wanted to move on to a new club last summer.
The Saints refused to sell the former Burnley player but he started only nine Premier League games last term under Claude Puel, who was sacked last week, and has now been told he can leave for the right fee.
Rodriguez signed for Southampton from Burnley upon their promotion to the Premier League in 2012 and he thrived under Mauricio Pochettino, who was previously interested in taking him to Tottenham.