Revealed: 68% of Newcastle fans would back Rodriguez swoop

The race for the Championship title continues, but we already know which two clubs have achieved automatic promotion to the Premier League for next season – Newcastle United and Brighton.

And potential summer transfer plans has already become a major talking point for the former club, with Rafa Benitez reportedly demanding a £100million budget for the coming window.

Whether Mike Ashley will grant it or not remains to be seen, but some alleged targets have already emerged; according to The Daily Mail, the Magpies are eyeing Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez.

The winger-forward was working his way into the England squad for the 2014 World Cup, but a massive injury prior to the tournament saw him sidelined for over a year and he’s yet to rediscover the same level of form.

Nonetheless, Rodriguez is clearly a talented player and Newcastle need to make signings with Premier League credentials, so we asked Toon fans earlier this week whether their club should sign the 27-year-old this summer.

And according to the results of our exclusive poll, a significant 68% of Newcastle fans would back such a deal for Rodriguez, who had netted five times across all competitions before this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures.