Aston Villa has joined the list of teams considering moving to West Brom's Jay Rodriguez this summer.

This is the case, according to the Daily Mirror, which claims that in addition to Leicester City Norwich City and Sheffield United, both newly promoted Premier League teams, are interested.

Former Burnley club and Rodriguez's former Clarets boss Eddie Howe from Bournemouth were also named as potential candidates.

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The 29-year-old Rodriguez scored 22 league goals for Albion last season when he missed promotion in the play-off semi-final of the championship over two legs against TO Villa.

It is estimated that Rodriguez, who signed for £ 12m from Southampton in the summer of 2017, will leave for a reduced fee this summer after Baggies has failed to return to the top immediately.

A year later, Albion is certainly not in a position to demand the money they asked for last summer.

The center forward, who faced Villa in both the home and away matches of the regular championship calendar – including the notorious "Hand of Rod" strike when the teams met at the Hawthorns – has two years to complete the four-year contract He signed when he arrived at the Hawthorns.

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The former striker from England scored 33 goals in 90 appearances for Albion so far.

The replenishment of their attack department has a high priority for Villa this summer. After the departure of Tammy Abraham and the release of Ross McCormack only Jonathan Kodjia, Scott Hogan and Keinan Davis are recognized as high-ranking striker in the club.

Hogan's future remains doubtful. He said he recently said his lack of minutes was detrimental to his career and that he needed regular seasons in the next term, be it at Villa Park or elsewhere.

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