Should Wolves attempt to poach Jay Rodriguez from West Brom?

Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion...

The West Bromwich Albion ace would be a useful addition to the Wolverhampton Wanderers squad.

Manager of Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo looks on during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 24, 2017 in...

Nuno Espirito Santo has a lot of work to do this summer, if he is to build a squad capable of enjoying a successful campaign upon their return to the Premier League next season.

One area where the Portuguese should be looking to bolster is his attacking options, and the addition of a forward with top flight experience will be crucial to their hopes of avoiding the drop next term.

With this in mind, Wolves should consider attempting to poach Jay Rodriguez from their Black Country rivals West Brom.

A dejected looking Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City at The Hawthorns on April 7, 2018 in West Bromwich,...

According to a report from the Daily Mail, the 28-year-old is being targeted by his former club Burnley, with the Clarets thought to be lining up an offer in excess of £12 million for the striker.

Wolves easily possess the financial firepower to compete with Burnley for Rodriguez's signature, and they should do everything within their power to bring him to Molineux this summer.

Whilst the former Southampton hitman is not the most clinical of forwards, his application and effort is second to none.

Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion looks dejected following a missed chance during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between West Bromwich Albion v Southampton at The Hawthorns on...

He is well-renowned for making unselfish runs into the channels, and in doing so, creates space for his teammates - something that will be crucial for Wolves in the Premier League next term.

Rodriguez would be the ideal strike partner for someone like Benik Afobe, and if Nuno does in fact manage to bring him to Molineux this summer, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for Wolves.

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