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Rumour Mill-Will Jay Rod Soon Be Toffee-Nosed?

Rumour Mill-Will Jay Rod Soon Be Toffee-Nosed?

It is inevitable that Jay Rodriguez will be linked with a move away from Turf Moor in the January window.

The England Under 21 sriker, currently suffering from a broken nose after being hit in the face against Coventry City at the Ricoh yesterday may be wondering if it might soon become a Toffee-nose after reading the Sunday press this morning.

Media reports today suggest Premier League, Everton are preparing a bid for the striker with a figure of £5 million being mooted.

The Burnley board might find that too tempting an offer to turn down although they did make it plain in the summer transfer window that Jay Rod was not for sale having rejected a £4 million bid from Southampton.

David Moyes is thought to believe that Rodriguez is just the sort of striker that the Toffees need although it is thought they might instead go for Bristol City hotshot, Nicky Maynard should they fail in their attempt to lure Jay Rod to Goodison Park.

A report in the Sunday People also suggests Southampton have not given up hope of signing Rodriguez either. They too could be prepared to offer £5 million in the January window putting increasing pressure on the Board to prove they can keep key players and no longer need to sell.

Every player though has his price but they wont do themselves a favour in January if the Board once again sell one of our prize assets and seemingly do not use the money to bring in a high-quality replacement or two before the window closes.

I guess also it depends on how ambitious Jay Rodriguez actually is and a big factor in his decision could be where the Clarets are placed in the Championship come the festive season.

If we are still struggling at the wrong end of the table and any hopes of promotion have evaporated who can blame the lad joining a Premier League club or a Championship club currently heading up the league table?

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Date:Sunday October 23 2011
Time: 3:40PM


I reckon it will be a miracle if Rodriguez is still a Burnley player come February. At least occasionally miracles still happen! If we do sell him they really have to both get the timing right and be lining up a replacement with the right experience and quality. Why don't I have much faith they will do either?
23/10/2011 15:46:00
stay j rod stay
23/10/2011 17:44:00
well he certainly wont be going to everton they have less cash then us !!! by a long way
23/10/2011 17:47:00
Have Everton got any money? they always seem to be pleading poverty..think it's inevitable that Jay Rod will be linked with other clubs but a decent offer might test the boards resolve.
23/10/2011 18:06:00
I think Cotterill may come in for Paterson in January (if fit) gawd I hate the January sales.
23/10/2011 18:10:00
Jay is not ready for the Premiership IMO. He is a decent player yes, but not good enough to player regular for a Premiership club YET. His advisor should be telling him to stay put this season and see where he stands in the summer.
23/10/2011 18:19:00
Would the same advisor not say go to Southampton instead? They have far more ambition and money than Burnley and look like they will be Prem come Summer anyway? [Edited by turfmanphil]
23/10/2011 18:24:00
Everton are linked with every good player we have had over the last few years.
23/10/2011 18:34:00
And very few ever sign for the Toffeemen. I won't blame Rodriguez if he wants to move on - we all have a right to do what is best for ourselves. But he isn't Premier League quality yet. No doubt he has some quality but he doesn't frighten defenders and would be out of his depth at the top level.
23/10/2011 18:49:00
You are probably right RT, but if the rumour is true who are we to argue with David Moyes judgement? I am more worried about him going to Southampton though to be honest and this daft Board of ours is bound to cock it up and leave Howe (if he is still here) groping around for new strikers on loan..and probably failing!
23/10/2011 19:03:00
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