Report: Burnley set to re-sign West Brom's Jay Rodriguez for £10m

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley celebrates his side's win during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Jay Rodriguez is reportedly heading back to the Premier League with Burnley after a fine Championship season with West Bromwich Albion.

Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 during the  Sky Bet Championship fixture between  West Bromwich Albion v Rotherham United at The...

Burnley are on the verge of bringing West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez back to Turf Moor after triggering the £10 million release clause in his contract, according to the Mail.

At the end of June, West Brom’s technical director Luke Dowling sounded very confident that the star striker would be staying at The Hawthorns, pointing out to the Express and Star that Rodriguez had no expressed any desire to force a move out of the Championship club.

 

Just a week later, however, and it seems the Baggies are on the verge of losing Rodriguez after all.

The one-time England international was born in Burnley and started his career at Turf Moor too. In total, he scored 41 goals in 128 games for The Clarets before leaving his hometown for Southampton.

Jay Rodriguez of Burnley celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Carling Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on January 21, 2009 in...

Seven years later, however, Rodriguez is apparently on the verge of an emotional return to Lancashire. The Mail reports that Burnley have triggered his £10 million release clause with the 29-year-old now expected to join up with Sean Dyche’s side in Portugal once the negotiations and smaller details are all ironed out.

And this is the breakthrough Burnley fans were crying out for. Rodriguez is not only a sentimental signing but an inspired one too, giving Dyche a goal-scorer proven at Premier League level.

His impending exit is something of a disaster, however, for a West Brom side who have also lost Dwight Gayle since the end of last season.

Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion (C) celebrates scoring the second goal of the game at Villa Park on February 16, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

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