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Tottenham Hotspur should target a Mauricio Pochettino reunion with Jay Rodriguez

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Tottenham Hotspur should target a Mauricio Pochettino reunion with Jay Rodriguez

West Brom look doomed and Tottenham want Jonny Evans, but Jay Rodriguez would also be a good signing.

This week has seen Tottenham Hotspur linked with West Brom defender Jonny Evans.

The Northern Irishman has a clause in his current contract allowing him to leave the Baggies for £3 million should they be relegated.

With West Brom looking doomed to the second-tier, the Telegraph report that Tottenham are considering Evans.

His signing would be a smart move from Spurs, who are looking increasingly likely to lose Toby Alderweireld in the summer.

But Evans is not the only player Spurs should try and steal away from West Brom in the event of their relegation.

Jay Rodriguez would also be a good recruit.

Of course, Tottenham fans will wonder why Spurs would want anyone from a relegated team but Rodriguez is still an excellent talent.

In the FA Cup win against Liverpool back in January Rodriguez highlighted his undoubted talent.

He scored twice in the game and afterwards many wondered if he deserved an England recall.

The 28-year-old has played for England before, with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino key to that one and only England cap.

The Argentine had Rodriguez in the form of his life when the pair worked together at Southampton.

Unfortunately, shortly before the World Cup with Rodriguez looking likely to be in England’s squad, he suffered a serious knee injury which has impacted his career since.

But Rodriguez is now fully fit and could do an excellent job for Tottenham.

Having back-up for Harry Kane has been something of a difficult task for Spurs in recent times.

New signings Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente have not quite fitted in.

If Tottenham were to sign Rodriguez then Pochettino would have a player in his ranks to rely upon.

The West Brom star could play a key role as Kane’s back-up and get the chance to work with Pochettino yet again.

Rodriguez would be a cheap and reliable signing if West Brom get relegated.

He has worked with Pochettino before, has Premier League experience and on his day is good enough to play for England.

This is the sort of deal Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy dreams of and Pochettino would surely love to work with J-Rod again.

So whilst targeting Evans, Tottenham should also see if Rodriguez is within their grasp.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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