SAINTS’ new signing Jay Rodriguez has the ability to become a fully-fledged England international, according to the striker’s mentor.

Ade Akinbiyi played with the 22-year-old hotshot at Burnley and now acts as an advisor for him.

He believes £7m Rodriguez, who has already been capped at under-21 level for his country, will eventually become a senior international.

“One hundred per cent,” declared Akinbiyi. “I’ve got every confidence he’s going to go to the top."

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