With managerial uncertainty still plaguing West Brom, the stage is set for circling clubs to cherry-pick the Baggies’ prized assets, with the summer transfer window well under-way.
One player who could prove a bargain for one club is striker Jay Rodriguez who has a £5million buy-out clause written into his contract if the Baggies did not gain promotion this season, and this has alerted newly promoted Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder, according to The Mirror.
At such a bargain price, Wilder has the chance to pick up a proven striker with Premier League experience at both Southampton and the Baggies.
But would Rodriguez make it into the current Blades starting XI if he signed this summer?
“He definitely would.
“Rodriguez has Premier League experience and, with the greatest respect to David McGoldrick, offers more of a goal threat than the club’s other options (aside from Billy Sharp).
“So if he were to sign, I would be very surprised if Chris Wilder did not start him.”
“He’s Premier League class and I think he would get into that Blades team more often than not next season.
“Who would come out of the side remains to be seen but then Chris Wilder would probably keep rotating them all to be honest.”
“I think he would start but that’s only because of the lack of other options up front at the club.
“Wilder’s formation always allows for two strikers to play, so that makes it more likely that he’ll play – probably with Billy Sharp.
“If they were to bring in another forward, a player like Maupay, then I think Rodriguez may see his chances more limited.”