Jay Rodriguez’s time at West Brom was short, yet the former Southampton attacker sure made an impact at the Baggies in what was a turbulent two seasons for the winger.
Remember the ‘Hand of Rod’? Well now Villa have enquirer about signing Jay Rodriguez. @TheAthleticUK exclusive with @greggevans40 and @adjones_journo. #AVFC #TwitterClarets #WBA #WBAFC https://t.co/KVzpZN9HnH
— Steve Madeley (@SteveMadeley78) January 8, 2020
As stats from Transfermakrt show, the 30-year-old forward was fairly prolific during his time at West Brom, with Rodriguez scoring 33 goals and assisting another eight in 90 appearances for the Albion, winning the attacker a move back to the Premier League with hometown club Burnley.
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Although the attacker has been okay for the Clarets since joining in the summer, Rodriguez has found it hard to nail a first-team spot in Sean Dyche’s XI, making just five league starts as stats from Transfermarkt show, and this lack of playing time has alerted West Brom rivals Aston Villa about a potential January move for the attacker as reported by The Atheltic.
With Rodriguez still in good standing with West Brom supporters, and even scoring a controversial goal against the Villians, fans on social media weren’t sold on their former attacker joining Aston Villa. Here’s what some had to say on Twitter about a potential deal…
— ha I’m not telling u (@HaTelling) January 8, 2020
— darryl smith (@barrelwba10) January 8, 2020
— 2020, the year of nothing changing (@jjcole180) January 8, 2020
After the abuse the Villa fans gave him for that Handball???? Saying that it wouldn’t surprise me if their fickled nature turned him into a god at villa park for saving them
— Danny Williams (@DannyWilliams10) January 8, 2020
Not gonna happen
— shayleeWBA (@shayhadlington) January 8, 2020
Never happening 🤣🤣
— Chris WBA クリスさん (@ichigo_200) January 8, 2020
Rodriguez’s 22 goals last season for West Brom aided the Albion to the Championship play-offs, yet his handball goal against Villa will always be the one supporters remember the fondest.