Reliable journalist: Spurs interested in Premier League attacker, loan move unlikely
By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham had some interest in Southampton attacker Jay Rodriguez in this summer’s transfer window, according to a reliable journalist.
Tom Collomosse, a journalist for the London Evening Standard covering Spurs, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that Mauricio Pochettino was looking to reunite with the 27-year-old Saints forward.
However, the journalist has said that the former England international is unlikely to leave the south coast club on loan.
— Tom Collomosse (@TomCStandard) August 31, 2016
Rodriguez starred under Pochettino for Southampton during the 2013/14 campaign.
The quick forward made 39 encounters for the Hampshire-based club in all competitions during the season, bagging 17 goals and providing three assists before his campaign was cut short after he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
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However, The Telegraph and various others linked the Argentine boss with a move for Rodriguez in 2014, despite the injury, as Pochettino was a fan.
The one-time capped international was ruled out for the whole of the 2014/15 season due to the injury before making just 16 appearances in the last campaign.
The forward, who still has three years left on his contract, continued to try and find his previous form at the weekend when he came off the bench for the Saints and bagged a goal to earn his club a draw against Sunderland.
Pochettino is eager to bring a wide forward to his side after failing in a move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha earlier in the week.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Real Madrid forward Isco has revealed he will not be leaving the club this summer.