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Jay Rodriguez wants Premiership move

Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez has allegedly turned down the offer of a new contract at Burnley and is eyeing a move to a Premier League club, sources inside the dressing room are revealing.

The striker’s contract is due to expire at the end of next season and manager Eddie Howe was planning to sit down and discuss a extension with player, however Rodregeuz has reportedly revealed he needs to move on to further his career.

He doesn’t want to leave the club he has supported all his life empty handed by running his contract down and leaving on a free, so has reportedly instructed his agent to get the word out that he is available for a transfer in this window.

This has allegedly pricked the ears of West Bromwich Albion, who are keen to bring in a forward to increase competition for places and the £4m price tag would be on they could afford.

The Baggies need to start scoring goals sooner rather than later in order to make sure they don’t become embroiled in a relegation scrap. Shane Long was brought in the summer from Reading for £6.5m but he has struggled for consistency in front goal while last year’s top-scorer Peter Odemwinge seems like his mind is elsewhere, maybe on a move away from the club.

They don’t want to fall into the same trap as low scoring Birmingham did last season – the Blues were solid at the back but abysmal in front of goal and ended up being relegated on the last day of the season.

The Burnley forward has built himself up a fine reputation at his current club, scoring 14 goals in all competitions to shoot the Clarets up the Championship table. The Baggies could be about to strike.

 

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