Southampton's Jay Rodriguez heads at goal against West Brom
According to The Telegraph, West Bromwich Albion have made a move to sign Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez on loan as they look for more firepower.
The Baggies may have beaten Crystal Palace on the opening day, but were beaten by Everton on Saturday afternoon, with Gareth Barry's header having the Toffees a 2-1 win at The Hawthorns.
Southampton's Jay Rodriguez
Tony Pulis' side managed just four shots on target against Everton, and their goal came from centre back Gareth McAuley, as fans again look for the club to add attacking reinforcements before this month's transfer deadline.
Southampton's Jay Rodriguez in action with Manchester City's Samir Nasri
Rodriguez, 27, became a Premier League star during the 2013-14 season, hitting 15 goals and putting himself in the reckoning for England's World Cup squad, before a gruesome knee injury ruled him out.
Since suffering that knee injury in April 2014, Rodriguez has played just 13 competitive games for the Saints, scoring three goals – but his absence has pushed him down the pecking order.
Red Bull Salzburg's Naby Keita and Southampton's Jay Rodriguez in action
Now behind the likes of Nathan Redmond, Shane Long and Charlie Austin under Claude Puel, Rodriguez is believed to want first-team football this season, and West Brom are willing to offer it in a season-long loan deal.
Southampton still rate Rodriguez, but after so long on the sidelines, they appear to be open to letting the forward go, and the ex-Burnley man may well get the chance to revitalise his career at The Hawthorns.
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