Burnley are reportedly keen on the West Bromwich Albion forward.
According to a report from the Express & Star, Burnley are keen on signing £20 million-rated West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez this summer, but the Clarets should be wary about making a move for someone with such a questionable goalscoring record.
The 28-year-old joined the Baggies from Southampton in the summer of 2017, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £12 million, but he has failed to establish himself at the Hawthorns.
Rodriguez’s goalscoring record makes for grim reading. He notched up just seven goals in 37 Premier League outings for West Brom. His career record is even worse, with just 91 goals scored in 313 career appearances.
Burnley were quite simply magnificent last season, ending their campaign in seventh position in the Premier League table, but the real hard work begins now for Sean Dyche.
The Clarets boss will be keen to bolster his ranks at Turf Moor this summer, in order to keep pace with the clubs in and around them in the table.
Whilst Burnley will have to be frugal with their approach to transfers, they are far from hard up for cash, having earned £120 million from the seventh placed finish last term, according to the Lancashire Telegraph.
The addition of an established centre-forward will be of paramount importance to the Clarets’ hopes of making further progress next season, but they would be wise to avoid a move for Rodriguez, and instead focus their attention on strikers with more impressive goalscoring records.
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