Southampton ace warned off of Tottenham or Arsenal move

Southampton idol Matt Le Tissier believes that Jay Rodriguez should learn from the struggles of players to have left the club recently and reject interest from Tottenham and Arsenal.

The England international – who is currently recovering from a serious knee injury – has been heavily linked with many of the Premier League’s big sides in recent months, with talk of January offers doing the rounds.

Spurs are thought to be the most interested party, but speculation suggests that Arsenal and Liverpool are also monitoring the versatile forward.

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J-Rod was one of a few top stars from the South Coast side’s impressive 2013/14 campaign to stay at St Mary’s Stadium during the exodus in the last transfer window – in which the likes of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers all left.

The first four on that list have all struggled in their new surroundings, and Le Tissier feels that J-Rod could learn from their troubles:

Asked by the Daily Star if Rodriguez will stay at Southampton, he said: “I’d hope so.

“We aren’t looking in too bad a shape this season – and Jay’s still got to come back.

“If the seasons don’t go well for the lads that have left, he could look at that and think sometimes the grass is not greener on other side and we can keep hold of him here.

“The club is in sound financial state right now.

“They did good business over summer and don’t need to sell.”

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