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Southampton should swoop for former forward Rodriguez who has £5m release clause

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Southampton should swoop for former forward Rodriguez who has £5m release clause

Jay Rodriguez reportedly has a £5 million release clause at West Brom.

Jay Rodriguez has a £5 million release clause in his current deal with West Bromwich Albion, according to a report by the Telegraph.

They report that the one-cap England international had the bargain clause inserted into his Baggies deal last summer following their relegation from the Premier League.

It will apparently rise to £10 million next season, and the setup looks engineered towards Rodriguez giving the Midlands club one season – or two tops – to try and get them back out of the Championship.

The report says that former club Burnley came in with £16 million last summer but were turned away – indicating how the new price represents very good value for money for any potential suitor.

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On the subject of Rodriguez’s former clubs, Southampton are another one and they need to increase their firepower in the close season.

 

It was in the Saints’ high-tempo style that the 29-year-old earned his sole Three Lions appearance and Ralph Hasenhuttl is bringing that blueprint back to St Mary’s.

It’s not often that the chance arises to bring back a former club star for such a low price and Rodriguez still has plenty to offer in the top flight.

He remains a hard worker, with pace to burn, who knows where the net is and that’s exactly what Hasenhuttl needs this summer.

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