Former Spurs defender expects Pochettino to make Jay Rodriguez move

Jay Rodriguez

Chris Perry believes Tottenham Hotspur could make a January move for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez.

Since the arrival of Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino earlier in the summer from Southampton reports have suggested that Tottenham would continue their assault on the Saints by luring both Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin to North London.

Despite the interest and constant rumour that surrounded their summer, both were part of the small number that didn't or weren't allowed to abandon the Southampton cause.

Unfortunately for the South Coast club, who have started this season tremendously, interest in their star players is not going away according to ex-Spurs defender Chris Perry.

Perry, who played 140 games for Tottenham between 1999-03, says that Pochettino is a big admirer of Jay Rodriguez and half expects him to make a move in the January transfer window.

He told talkSPORT: "[Emmanuel Adebayor] doesn’t look particularly mobile and he struggles to play as a lone frontman and unfortunately that’s the way Mauricio Pochettino likes to play. I don’t think he has got the desire to close centre-backs down and run the channels.

“They need someone more mobile and I know they were linked with Jay Rodriguez in the summer and it will be interesting, if he gets fit at Southampton, whether they go back in for him. I know Pochettino likes him as a player.

“I think Harry Kane has done well in little cameo appearances but I don’t think he’s quite ready to start and lead the line just yet.”

The 25-year-old was in fine form last season scoring 15 goals in 33 games, before a cruciate ligament injury in April ruled him out of the rest of the season and England's World Cup campaign.

Rodriguez is still in recovery mode and isn't expected to feature for Ronald Koeman's new look Southampton side until at least November.

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