News in the Daily Mirror today that Newcastle are in a race to sign a young English striker.
Jay Rodriguez – Newcastle interested in 22 year-old striker?
The striker is Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez, an this is not the first time we have been linked with this player.
The 22 year-old has played for the first team of his local club since 2007, but he first joined Burnley way back in 2000 when he was just 9 years old.
The news is that Burnley are looking for 8M for their youngster – and that’s good money if you can get it.
Jay has played just once for the England Under-21 side, and he can also play out on the wing.
But that seems a high fee for a young player who is unproven at the top level, and we cannot believe Newcastle would be interested in unloading £8M for this player.
Jay is of Spanish descent and has played 128 times for Burnley with 41 goals, and last season he hit 21 goals in 42 first team appearances.
If you are to believe the news then Southampton are keen on the lad, and Cardiff City have already made a £5.5M bid for the striker, and it looks like Norwich and Fulham are other clubs also interested.
We don’t think Newcastle will pay anywhere near that price for a 22 year-old English striker.
But there again we could be wrong. 😀
What do you think?