Southampton boss Adkins: Rodriguez worth the price

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is delighted with their record signing of Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is delighted with their record signing of Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, who was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year last season, formally agreed the move during a holiday in Mexico and put pen to paper on a four-year deal today, much to the delight of Adkins.

"Jay is an exciting young English prospect, so I am really happy he is our first signing of the summer," the Southampton manager said.

"There has been a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes on several fronts and we are delighted Jay has signed for us as we get ready for our pre-season schedule.

"He is an exciting forward thinking player who has already scored a lot of goals at a young age over the past couple of years.

"His characteristics are what we have been looking for.

"He has demonstrated a superb attitude and when we have met him it has only confirmed what our research has told us.

"He has a hungry and enthusiastic attitude with a desire to work hard in the positive environment that we have at Southampton where will be able to develop his talent."

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