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  • "Here's my two penneth on JR. When Swansea went up they bought the Championship's (note the apostrophe) top scorer in Danny Graham and he proved himself in the top division. If Rickie wasn't already playing for us would any of you guys have objected had we signed him now, the Championship's top scorer? You could argue that having all of Lambert, Rodriguez and Sharp, who were I think the top three scorers in the division, we are spreading the risk. We only need two of them to be a success in the Premier League! Buying Vaz Te to play wide right would give us a clean sweep of Championship top scorers ...

    The money is all relative. If we have £40M coming in, and are otherwise solvent, why wouldn't we pay £7M for a proven goalscorer? Burnley can do the maths. I still think Barnard will go the other way though..."
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Southampton close in on Jay Rodriguez

Saints transfer target Jay Rodriguez

Saints transfer target Jay Rodriguez

First published in Sport

Saints have had a £7m bid for Jay Rodriguez accepted by Burnley.

As revealed last week, the two clubs were in discussions regarding a deal worth in excess of £6m for the striker.

The Clarets, who are resigned to losing the 22-year-old this summer, had valued the player at £8m.

But with the forward having just one year left on his Turf Moor contract, the Championship side have been willing to accept a smaller sum.

If Rodriguez does move to Saints, the fee would break the club's long-standing transfer record, set when they signed Rory Delap for £4m from Derby in 2001.

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