Report: West Brom make loan bid for Southampton's Jay Rodriguez, he wants first-team football

Southampton's Jay Rodriguez heads at goal

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly hoping to sign Jay Rodriguez on loan.

Southampton's Jay Rodriguez heads at goalSouthampton'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 looks dejected after having a goal disallowedSouthampton'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.

Now, The Telegraph report that West Brom have made a move to sign Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez on loan, with Pulis looking to boost his attack.

Southampton's Jay Rodriguez in action with Manchester City's Samir NasriSouthampton'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 actionRed 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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