Burnley to sign West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez
As confirmed by the Telegraph’s John Percy, Burnley are on the verge of signing Jay Rodriguez from West Brom.
According to the report, Burnley have met West Brom’s release clause for the 29-year-old forward.
Jay Rodriguez is set to cost Burnley 10 million pounds.
Burnley will pay the transfer fee in two installments as follows: £5m up front, with £5m guaranteed 12 months later.
In 2018-19, Rodriguez scored 22 goals for the Baggies in the Championship.
#wba striker Jay Rodriguez is on the brink of rejoining #BurnleyFC in a deal worth up to £10m. Burnley triggered his release clause – £5m up front with £5m guaranteed 12 months later – over the weekend
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) July 8, 2019
When will Burnley complete the Jay Rodriguez transfer?
That issue is dealt with in the Express & Star. Readers are told:
(Rodriguez) did not catch the early-morning flight to Spain with the rest of the squad today.
Instead, he is travelling to Burnley’s training ground for talks and a medical in order to complete his move.
The indication is that Burnley will seal the deal imminently.
Stoke’s Erik Pieters
On Sunday night, John Percy also reported that Stoke defender Erik Pieters may also join Burnley this summer.
Pieters, a former Dutch international, joined Stoke back in 2013 for just 3 million pounds.
Should Burnley complete the deal, Pieters could be Burnley’s left-back next season.
That’s after free agent Stephen Ward left Burnley for Stoke earlier in the summer.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) July 7, 2019
Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic’s windfall
On Monday, Marko Arnautovic left West Ham to join Shanghai SIPG.
Sky Sports have confirmed that Stoke City will earn from the Arnautovic transfer:
A sell-on clause means Arnautovic’s former club, Stoke, will be due 20 per cent of any fee above £20m.
Sky Sports have said that Shanghai SIPG paid West Ham £22.4m.
West Ham have completed the sale of Marko Arnautovic to Shanghai SIPG for £22.4m (€25m), according to Sky sources.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 7, 2019