Why West Brom are the best club for Jay Rodriguez to rediscover his form

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

The Southampton player has been linked with a summer switch to West Bromwich Albion.

Southampton's Jay Rodriguez celebrates scoring their third goal with Cuco Martina

According to the Express and Star, West Bromwich Albion have opened talks with Southampton about the possible signing of Jay Rodriguez this summer, and the Baggies would be the perfect side for the injury-hit front-man to rediscover his best form.

The 27-year-old has been blighted by setbacks during his time at St. Mary's and a change of scene could be just what he needs as he bids to get his once-promising career back on track.

A few clubs are likely to be interested in the £12million-rated player this summer, but he should choose West Brom over any other suitors, with the Baggies heading in only one direction under manager Tony Pulis.

While he may fancy a move to his former club Burnley, he should be aiming higher, with West Brom potentially challenging for a European place next season, such has been their recent progress.

In order to do that they need the right additions and it is rare to find an experienced goal-scorer arguably at their peak age for what equates to a cut-price fee in today's otherwise inflated market.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

With his time at Southampton seemingly coming to an end, Rodriguez may have a big decision to make this summer, knowing that he has one big move left before he approaches his thirties.

With money to spend, and after a 10th-placed finish last season, West Brom should be an attractive proposition and along with Salomon Rondon, Rodriguez could fire the Baggies to the next level.

Inter Milan's Jeison Murillo in action with Southampton's Jay Rodriguez

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