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  • "There's certainly some disagreement on here about this prospective signing, but my view on the matter is crystal clear.

    If Jay flops then gambling this extortionate amount of money on a player with no Prem experience is a disgraceful waste of resources, especially when rip-off ticket prices are being charged. Cortese and Adkins should apologise to fans and depart.

    If, however, he's a success then praise should be heaped upon the management team for spotting and investing in such budding talent before the player has matured into a completely unaffordable star - and fans should duly hail our stadium prices the best buy in world football."
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Southampton close in on Jay Rodriguez

Saints transfer target Jay Rodriguez

Saints transfer target Jay Rodriguez

First published in Saints News

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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