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Go For It Pulis – This £12m English Attacker Would Be A Shrewd Signing For West Brom

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Jay Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez

Why Jay Rodriguez Would Be A Good Signing For West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion are looking to seal a £12million deal for 27-year-old Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez in the coming weeks after resuming talks with the Saints. Tony Pulis will look to further strengthen his squad with for this season with the addition of the English striker.

Newcastle United are also said to be interested in the 27-year-old England international but West Brom stand a better chance as they have been monitoring the English for the past two seasons. Rodriguez is also said to be excited about playing for the Baggies and will add more experience to the attack. With the striker all set to complete his move to West Brom, let’s take a look at a few reasons why he would be a great signing for the club.

Premier League experience

Jay Rodriguez has made over 100 appearances and has scored 35 goals for the Saints in the Premier League, making him an experienced striker. Rodriguez enjoyed an excellent start to his Southampton career after scoring 26 goals in his first two seasons in the Premier League and also earning an England cap in 2013. But just as he was enjoying the taste of success, an injury saw the English forward spend close to two seasons on the sidelines. But with the striker gaining full fitness, a move to West Brom could see him get back to his best form.

Jay Rodriguez

Quest for Europe

West Brom have enjoyed decent success in the Premier League in the last couple of seasons, with club managing to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League on a regular basis. But the Baggies will now be hoping to take a step ahead and push for Europa League qualification by adding the experience of Jay Rodriguez.

Lack of Experienced Strikers

Apart from Saido Berahino and Salomon Rondon, the baggies barely have any kind of experienced striking options in the squad. With Berahino’s future at the club looking bleak, Jay Rodriguez can bring competition as well an attacking bonus to the side.

Tony Pulis, who is known for his defensive style of play can expect a new attacking dimension to his side with the addition of Jay Rodriguez this summer. The Baggies can hope for plenty of progress this season with the Chinese investment in the club assuring a major revamp and a lot more additions to come. We can expect more smart investments from the Premier League side.