The Canaries are back in the Premier League while the Baggies fell just short in the Championship playoffs. Could their 22-goal ace up sticks?
Norwich City have become the latest club to be linked with West Bromwich Albion attacker Jay Rodriguez, according to the Burnley Express.
The 29-year-old was in impressive form for the Baggies last season, scoring 22 goals and registering six assists in 47 Championship appearances, according to Transfermarkt.
However, West Brom fell just short in their quest to seal an immediate return to the Premier League as they were beaten by eventual winners Aston Villa in the playoff semi-finals.
According to the Burnley Express, Rodriguez is available for as little as an initial £5million with £5million in add ons, the deal needing to be done by the middle of July to satisfy the clause in his contract.
The once-capped England forward has been linked with a return to Burnley, the club he left to join Southampton in 2012, but also with Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Norwich’s fellow promotees Sheffield United.
Here is what some of the Canaries faithful made of the transfer report, taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the prospect of Rodriguez coming to Carrow Road:
This would be a top singing. Would love it to happen but i doubt we would pay his wages— Luke speck (@Lukespeck2) 11 June 2019
Would be very onboard with this. Experienced, strong track record and can play in a few different positions.— Charlie Horwood (@charlieh1988) 11 June 2019
Would be perfect #NCFC— Ｃａｎａｒｙ Ｍａｒｋ (@mark_woodroffe) 11 June 2019
22 goals in 45 appearances isn’t prolific? Hardly bad is it? Pukki got 29 in 43 so he’s hardly a million miles off.— Joe (@joexncfc) 11 June 2019
If the reported fee (£5m?) is true, so would I— Gabelli (@IanGabelli) 11 June 2019
Why are we looking at stats in great deatail? They show a small amount of a much bigger picture. Pukki, the stats didn’t add up and the comments last year reflected that, yet look at the comments recently regarding his value and people expect the “stats” of one season to add up.— Kelly sharman (@walksnwellies) 11 June 2019
Can we afford his wages ?— Brendon Outspan (@OutspanBrendon) 11 June 2019
Na next!— Lewis Smith (@Lewis8Smith) 11 June 2019