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West Brom face major battle to keep star pair after PL club launches £25m bid



Burnley have made a sensational £25m double bid for West Bromwich Albion duo Craig Dawson and Jay Rodriguez, according to a report by The Mirror.

West Brom face a battle to keep hold of a number of stars this summer and now Burnley have firmed up their interest in Dawson and Rodriguez with a concrete bid.

After finishing seventh, the Clarets are hoping to bolster their squad ahead of next season’s Europa League campaign.

Sean Dyche has been eyeing Dawson and Rodriguez and has now moved for the pair to wrap this deal up and they want a quick answer from West Brom.

Dawson was one of the Baggies’ standout players last season, playing at both right-back and centre-back.

The 28-year-old has over 150 Premier League appearances to his name and is a target for a number of other clubs, such as West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Rodriguez is also a target for Burnley and he is believed to favour a return to his hometown club, where he started out as a schoolboy.

During his time at Turf Moor, the once-capped England international played 128 senior games and scored 41 goals before earning a move to Southampton.

Burnley are now hoping they can bring their former star back, six years after he departed.

The Verdict

Rodriguez would be a good option for Burnley to have in their squad because he is hardworking, versatile, familiar with the club and he knows where the net is when he is fit and in form.

But the 28-year-old joined West Brom last year on a four-year deal and with three years left to run on his contract, the Baggies are not under immediate pressure to sell.

Dawson is a solid and reliable defender at Premier League level so this move would suit Burnley.

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NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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