Newcastle Linked With Top Championship Striker


Burnley manager Eddie Howe has said that his top young goal-scorer, Jay Rodríguez, could be sold in the summer.

Jay Rodríguez – 22 year-old Burnley striker

The 21 year-old is of Spanish descent, and his father Enrique is the one who is Spanish,  and played a short time for Deportivo de La Coruña,  before spending time at Burnley in 1983.

Eddie Howe had this to say today about his young number 9 in the Daily Mail:

“If we can keep hold of him we’d love to but I would think any Premier League team who has seen him and done their homework will see what a season he’s had.”

“They will look at his age and his goalscoring record and all the other attributes that he’s got.”  “I’m sure there’ll be clubs looking at him.”

“And I’m sure there have been clubs looking at him this season. We’ll wait and see on that one.”

The Mail is reporting that both Newcastle and Southampton have made previous bids for the hit-man,  and certainly he’s the kind of player Newcastle would be interested in.

He has hit 21 goals in 41 appearances this season for Burnley,  and Jay can play up front as a striker or out on the wing.

Assuming that Newcastle can keep Demba Ba through the summer, Newcastle would like to bring in a younger striker, who then has time to develop as a Newcastle first teamer.

Jay joined Burnley back in 2000, and became a member of the first team squad in 2007, and made his first team debut in the Championship in December of 2007, when he came on as a late substitute in in the 1–0 home defeat to Bristol City.

Since then he has played 127 times with 41 goals for Burnley and was on loan at Stirling Albion in 2007-2008 (12 appearances – 3 goals) and Barnsley in 2009-2010 (6 appearances – 1 goal).

The 6’1″ tall striker made his debut for the England U21 side in February of last year in  a friendly against Italy U21s, coming on as a substitute in the 60th minute.

It will be interesting to see if Newcastle pursue this lad in the summer, and Jay signed a two year deal last June, so he will have on year left on that deal this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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143 comments so far

  • nufc786

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #1

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm betweeeeeen him and rhodes……………………

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  • nufc786

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #2

    this lad does have potential

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Not seen anything of him tbh…sounds like he fits the bill though….was that a thinking “mmmm” or a lusting “mmmm”? Hard to tell when written 🙂

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  • nufc786

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #4

    fits our rquired bill

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  • nufc786

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #5

    about the optimism valley
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    a state of mind……………… sounds tempting

    SHOULD I EMBRASS OPTIMISM?????????????????
    thats the question

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #6

    more strongly counter attacking threads from Ed

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Yeah whoa Ed you caught us there thought you’d quit for the neet!

    repost due to sensing the need for a rousing rallying call.

    Could we be at the precipice of a time that we can look back at the end of the season and say ‘I was there when we got into Europe again’? We seriously look like a team with belief from the socks up, from the youth through to first team we look like something that’s really taking shape. I really do have a different feeling about the team now, at the start of this season when we had that good run I was almost agreeing with Glenn ‘the Druid’ Hoddle that we would run out of steam at the end, but look at us – we actually look like we are catching up not slowing down!

    It’s a great time to be a Mag lads.

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #8

    tsunki

    previous thread.

    If the silver fox takes us from a 12th place finish to the Europa in his first full season, and without a massive spending spree, then he ought to be a banker for manager of the year cos he’ll have done it on the strength of his team’s coaching and tactical abilities and man management.

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  • nufc786

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #9

    TZ or OV mmmmmmmmmmmmm here is the thing
    to join OV do i have to change my name??????????

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #10

    For sure MFH. I can’t see where another manager this season in the premier league comes close. People say Rodgers at Swansea and yes they’ve done well and play attractive football, but it doesn’t really compare to what Pardew has done (although I am of course biased – Whoops!)

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #11

    nufc786…no. Just approach the blog with optimism

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  • nufc786

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #12

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lOyp9bCTac
    about this striker he is never never never taking a penalty ever if he come here poor lad done a terry here

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #13

    previous thread..

    …Tsunki…Agreed.

    MFH…Big hugs are for those who enjoy big hugs – but we will try and tone down any nauseating behaviour 🙂

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  • nufc786

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #14

    CODARM
    im optomisitc all the time lol

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #15

    This is true. Then there is no need to ponder or embrace…just continue as you are.

    So I assume i’m being greedy in wanting the Bolton game televised too…will have to be an internet viewing session instead

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Away from the homo talk this lad, Rodriguez, is unbelievable. I know for reasons I shall not disclose but he is cheaper, better and has a greater record than Rhodes and he reminds me a lot of Ba. Don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing!

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Well there’s a bit of europa footy on (as one wag called it Council Telly tonight. Maybe we should sit down and watch it, you know – study next years potential opposition like 😉

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Now TZ /OV would dictate that we get a shocker just when we are least expecting it, but even knowing the Toon rollercoaster I’m still quite relaxed and positive about tomorrow’s game.

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  • PIBID (the poster formerly known as hattambenarfa)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #19

    maybe instead of the whole formerly known thing, OV members could just have
    original name with OV by it?

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Beattie

    Big hugs is just team building, it’s when you get to the Mwah Mwah ! stage you need to leave.

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Not a bad idea HBA/PIBID

    Changed my monicker from AngelsWithDirtyFaces to MagpiesFlyHigh after the January transfer window closed – as the Cisse signing cheered up the modwinter blues but any name that looks reasonably optimistic should be fine. If you have a screen name “glass half empty” then we’ll all know the truth.

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #22

    PIBID? Interesting! See we have another one in the ranks! 😀

    CODARM is it just Tsunki getting big hugs or can anyone get in on the action? 😉

    Hattam that isn’t a bad shout actually!

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Mfh – Toon Rollercoaster. Maybe someone could dream up a snazzy advert for it like for the Alton Towers ones? Don’t know how you’d sell a ride that’s guaranteed to sicken you just when you thought the finish was in sight…

    I am familiar with that attraction. I hope pards doesn’t get forced to make that one change too many it would be gutting for Swansea to be the team that was first to 6-point us 🙁

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Oh dear…It feels OV is starting to rock the boat again slightly. To be clear, we are here to talk about football 🙂

    What name you use, what opinion you have of another poster, how one poster interacts with another should be of no real importance.

    OV came from a belief in some, that things were too negative and we wanted a new approach with a bit of humour. Not really a big deal either way and people should take it or leave it as they see fit

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  • PIBID (the poster formerly known as hattambenarfa)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #25

    PIBID- Perch Is Beckenbauer In Disguise 😉 anyway lads im off 🙂 Can see a big win tomorrow HWTL!!!

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Tsunki..Didn’t we draw with Swansea?

    Ruddy…I’m giving out big hugs like liverpool gives out comedy

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #27

    I wasn’t aware I was getting the XXXO’s ! AAwww – guys!

    Wha up beattie? You repelled by the cheeriness? I posted a slightly negative one just now for ya 😉

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #28

    btw….”The poster formeRly known as” was inspired by “The artist formerly known as Prince”, when he turned himself into a symbol

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #29

    I realised that I called you CODARM…and I don’t call you that. We agreed to only refer to each other’s real name I do apologise 😛

    Well why don’t we collectively give the blog one big massive, cuddly, warm, all-embracing, Optimism Valley Hug 😀

    Ahem…now onto footballing matters, Jay Rodriguez is a good player but he is only a slight improvement upon our squad players of Best and Loven, he isn’t a starter

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Ibiza aye oops it was nils so maybe it won’t be so bad if we lose. Hah! Just kidding!

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Ruddy…Not a problem mate. I am proud of my OV title (even if I don’t remember it’s meaning).

    Be careful with the blog hug, could be seen as “homo” behaviour and we wouldn’t want that now! 🙂

    On Rodriguez, maybe, but he is a lot younger so has time to improve

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #32

    I think cyprus has left the building in disgust. Hope he hasn’t been sickened by this positive outlook silliness ho ho. I think beattie is holding a sick bag too 🙂

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki…No, it won’t help with loosing 🙂 We’ll get the 3 points…just a feeling I have

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Tsunki…I think the positive responses he received for his question were a bit much for his liking. Another day maybe

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  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Or perhaps he was just disgusted with my spelling error?

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  • DONYWIRL

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Why waste money. Go and buy Shane Long for 5-10 million, he’s young, scores goals and is rapid. We will then have every type of striker.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Haven’t we been linked with this lad before, this may be one of those rehashed rumours prior to the summer window, by agents to get their young clients on the fast track to money making. Can’t see the Ash regime falling for this, I have a feeling they will be casting their lines across the channel for young talent as the homegrown stuff is still overrated imo. Remember that young lad we walked away from last time (someone remind me) ? Big Mike did not want his eyes sucked out did he?

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Donywirl

    Given our coaching set up we might even be able to improve his strike rate over a year or two. Guess he might be too expensive for us as he is already established.

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  • super magpie

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #39

    Areet lads, just been reading through all the posts from today and it’s says perch is doubtful for tomorrow, does anyone know what type of injury it is and how long he’s out for. And please don’t say it’s because he’s still recovering from reina’s headbutt. 🙂

    Also this Rodriguez, I think he would be a better choice than rhodes, I think Rhodes is way overhyped, I know he’s scoring for fun in league 1 but when I watched him score 5 goals against against some other team, ( yes, i know this sounds stupid) I honestly wasn’t convinced he would cut it in the premier league, his finishing is top notch but he has hardly got any pace what so ever and Rodriguezs record is 1 in 2 in a mediocre championship team, I’d much prefer Rodriguez than Rhodes.

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  • Vask

    Apr 5, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Alreet SuperMag, I’m pretty convinced the Perch romour was started by Lee Ryder on his Tw@tter acunt. Pards has confirmed Guthries absence but said nowt about Perchy. I’m almost positive he’ll be playing the morra.

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