West Brom fans disappointed after Rodriguez update

According to the BBC, Burnley are set to bring back West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez to the club this summer after the Clarets met the striker’s release clause.

The forward looks as though he’ll depart for £10m, £5m of which will be paid now. The remaining fee will then be paid next summer per the report.

Facing a season without Dwight Gayle, it will leave the Baggies with just one central striking option in Hal Robson-Kanu.

Understandably, certain segments of the Hawthorns faithful raised concerns about the news on Twitter. One fan claimed he thought the club were now in trouble whilst another said they found it difficult to have any love for the current squad.

Another supporter said that pre-season had been an emotional rollercoaster. One individual urged West Brom to spend, saying they were ridiculously short on forward options.

Rodriguez was in brilliant form for Albion last term, scoring 22 goals and claiming a further six assists as he struck a wonderful partnership alongside Gayle. Between them, the pair notched 46 times in 2018/19.

The 29-year-old had attracted the interest of Bournemouth earlier in the window before Luke Dowling claimed he wouldn’t be surprised if he actually stayed.

Here’s the best of the reaction.

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