Ever since manager Mauricio Pochettino was confirmed as the new Tottenham manager speculation has been rife about who he might bring into the club. Specifically, who he might bring in with him from Southampton.
The Saints had a fantastic season and could well turn out to be victims of their own success as several of England’s biggest clubs are said to be circling for their best talent.
We say that it’s very sad indictment of the game. But it’s been happening all across Europe for years – the cream is drawn to the top by the biggest cash offers.
And one such player who has been linked with Tottenham is Jay Rodriguez. After spells in Scotland, and with Burnley in The Championship, Rodriguez had a breakthrough season in The Premier League last season, scoring 17 goals in 39 games for his club, and coming to the attention of England manager Roy Hodgson. Indeed if he hadn’t been injured in the spring he may well have been training with the England lads in Miami right now.
Tottenham are patently short of top-quality strikers right now and Roberto Soldado has been linked with a move away from the club this week.So you can easily imagine Rodriguez being courted by Tottenham this summer.
Let’s have a look at some of his highlights. Tottenham fans: is Rodriguez good enough?