EX-SAINT Jay Rodriguez is in line for a return to Premier League side Burnley.

The former St Mary’s striker has had his £10m release clause met from Sean Dyche’s side.

Rodriguez, who started his career at Burnley, joined Saints from the Turf Moor outfit for £7m back in 2012.

The 29-year-old made his Saints debut against Manchester City on the opening day of the 2012/13 season.

He had to wait until September to net his maiden goal for the club, which came against Sheffield United in the League Cup.

Following a successful first season at Saints, the striker continued that form into the 2013/14 season.

This saw him make his one and only England appearance against Chile in the November of that campaign, when he was called up to the national squad with teammates Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.

Rodriguez looked to be a certainty in Roy Hodgson's Three Lions team for the World Cup in Brazil that summer.

However, a cruel injury in April would take that opportunity away from him.

The ex-Saint ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament which kept him out of action for 11 months and made him miss the entirety of the 2014/15 campaign.

Rodriguez's Saints career came to an end when West Brom paid £12m for his services in 2017.

But having dropped back down to the Championship with the Baggies, he is now set for a Premier League return with Burnley.