About a week ago, we reported that Newcastle were interested in Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez
Jay Rodriguez – Newcastle linked with 22 year-old striker
And there is new news on the Newcastle interest over the last day or two, but we’re not sure whether this is just a rehash of last week’s news, and it could be.
Newcastle are quite well off for strikers at the moment with Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse two of the best strikers in the Premier League and 26 league goals between them this season.
But we have to hope we can hold onto the two of them this summer, although that will be made easier if Newcastle qualify for Europe, and especially true if we qualify for the European Champions League, which would be phenomenal and way ahead of schedule.
But Demba Ba has that £7M release clause in his contract, and we are hoping that can be taken out and that he will sign a new contract at Newcastle, but no new news on that one.
And there are rumors Newcastle may sell Leon Best this summer, and certainly it seems plausible that Newcastle would want to bring in a young striker.
And last week we were linked with Jay Rodriguez of Burnley, whose father is Spanish.
The news today doesn’t appear to be an update on the original story, and Burnley Manager Eddie Howe has said that Jay could be made available this summer.
Southampton are said to also be interested, and we have to wonder if this lad is good enough for Newcastle?
Jay can score the goals and he has 21 in 41 appearances for his home town club Burnley this season, and he scored 15 in 48 appearances last season.
This story could be true, that Newcastle are indeed interested, but we wonder if he’s good enough to get in the Newcastle first team in a year or so?
What do you think?