Spurs want Southampton ace

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is said to be monitoring England and Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez according to the Telegraph. The latest news from White Hart Lane concerning the transfer market is that Pochettino will ask Daniel Levy if they can launch a January bid for Rodriguez.

Spurs were rumoured to be nearing a deal to sign the former Burnley striker in the summer, but the Saints were not willing to sell despite the lure of £15m.

Southampton have made a fantastic start to the Premier League season without their star striker who is out with a cruciate ligament injury, something that also hampered his World Cup debut. Siants boss, Ronald Koeman may therefore be inclined to listen to offers for Rodriguez who is yet to play a part in Southampton’s surge up the Premier League table.

A player who thrives off scoring goals, Rodriguez would be an excellent addition for Spurs who are struggling to find their form under Pochettino. As the Argentine looks to fix his squad and prepare for the new year, he may see Rodriguez as the right man to come in and help his strikers find their scoring form once again.