Dyche brings Rodriguez back

Published on: 10 July 2019

Striker Jay Rodriguez has returned to Burnley from West Brom seven years after leaving Turf Moor and signing for Southampton.

The 29-year-old, who scored 31 goals in 105 league appearances during his first spell with the Clarets, has joined Sean Dyche's side for an initial transfer fee of £5million, with another £5million to be paid next summer.

After signing a two-year contract, with the option of a third year, Rodriguez said: "It's great to be back. It's been a while and it is a little bit surreal, but it's something I'm really happy about and I just want to get working hard now.

"I really enjoyed my time at West Brom and made some great people and friends for life there. Every club I've been to has meant a lot to me and I think I've grown from the experiences, but I'm here and ready to go and it's all about the work now."

Rodriguez came through the youth team ranks at Burnley but joined Southampton in 2012 for £6million and went on to score 26 goals in 104 league games for Saints.

West Brom signed him two years ago in a £12milliion deal and he found the net 29 times in 82 league games for the Baggies, who lost out in the Championship play-offs last term.

Rodriguez added: "I'm excited to get back. To represent your home-town club in the Premier League is a dream for any lad and I'm going to grasp that with both hands."

Burnley, 8/15 not to be relegated this season, are 6/4 to beat Southampton in their first Premier League game of the campaign on 10th August.

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Striker Jay Rodriguez has returned to Burnley from West Brom seven years after leaving Turf Moor and signing for Southampton.

The 29-year-old, who scored 31 goals in 105 league appearances during his first spell with the Clarets, has joined Sean Dyche's side for an initial transfer fee of £5million, with another £5million to be paid next summer.

After signing a two-year contract, with the option of a third year, Rodriguez said: "It's great to be back. It's been a while and it is a little bit surreal, but it's something I'm really happy about and I just want to get working hard now.

"I really enjoyed my time at West Brom and made some great people and friends for life there. Every club I've been to has meant a lot to me and I think I've grown from the experiences, but I'm here and ready to go and it's all about the work now."

Rodriguez came through the youth team ranks at Burnley but joined Southampton in 2012 for £6million and went on to score 26 goals in 104 league games for Saints.

West Brom signed him two years ago in a £12milliion deal and he found the net 29 times in 82 league games for the Baggies, who lost out in the Championship play-offs last term.

Rodriguez added: "I'm excited to get back. To represent your home-town club in the Premier League is a dream for any lad and I'm going to grasp that with both hands."

Burnley, 8/15 not to be relegated this season, are 6/4 to beat Southampton in their first Premier League game of the campaign on 10th August.

Source: bet365.com

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