There has been some speculation linking West Bromwich Albion with having an interest in Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, a rumour that has looked massively far fetched to me. However, their interest in taking full advantage of striker Jay Rodriguez’s is not far fetched at all.
If the Blades do have an interest in the 22 goal, 29-year-old as reported by the Mirror this week is certainly gives an answer to the earlier Wilder speculation.
Following their automatic promotion success last season, Rodriguez already has good Premier League experience so it’s a no brainer on that front, but with this week’s news of a Boardroom backfire and news that he can potentially leave for a paltry £5million – it’s inevitable some club will bid that, even if their intention is to only sell him on again for quick profit in January if he doesn’t quickly hit the ground running back in the top flight.
The mood will definitely turn angry with some if this now comes to pass. But if he is available for only £5million is see no way he’s still with us come August.