Jay Rodriguez: Burnley to re-sign West Brom striker, while Erik Pieters moves from Stoke

By Simon StoneBBC Sport
Jay Rodriguez playing for Burnley in 2009
Jay Rodriguez came through Burnley's youth system before signing for Southampton in 2012

Burnley are set to re-sign West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez and have confirmed the signing of Stoke City defender Erik Pieters.

Rodriguez, 29, will cost his hometown club an initial fee of £5m, with another £5m guaranteed in 12 months.

He has not gone on West Brom's pre-season trip to Spain and will instead have a medical at his former club.

Dutchman Pieters, 30, has moved for an undisclosed fee and has signed a two-year deal, with the option for a third.

The former Netherlands left-back spent six seasons with Stoke, but was on loan with Amiens in France's Ligue 1 for the second half of last season.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, began his professional career at Turf Moor in 2007 before signing for Southampton in 2012.

West Brom signed Rodriguez from Southampton for a fee of about £12m in 2017, after he had scored 32 goals in 126 appearances for Saints.

He made his only England appearance against Chile in November 2013.


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